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"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmamer 
showeth His handywork." — Psalm 19:1 

Vol. 2 January 6, 1940 ^°v 



and the WORLD 

By Alva J. McClain 

The Brethren Missionary Herald 

In planning and launcliing this new magazine, which 
makes its initial bow in tlie year 1940, its sponsors made 
no mistake in their selection of an appropriate name. They 
began with the name, "The Brethren Herald", very happily 
chosen as the caption of the Home Council magazine, and 
simply added the word "Missionary", placing it squarely in 
the center of the original name; a prophecy, we trust, of 
the central place that missions shall hold in its pages. Thus 
tlic entire name contains three important words, each one 
indicating a specific task, and which taken together suggest 
tlie tlireefold policy and program of the magazine. 

First. It Is a HERALD 

The word "herald" occurs but once in our common Eng- 
lish Version (Dan. 3:4), where it refers to the herald of a 
pagan monarch. But there is another word in the Bible 
whicli occurs no less than 61 times in the New Testament 
and is generally rendered "preach" and a few times "pro- 
claim" "and "publish". The Greek word means literally 
"to announce a message after the manner of a herald". Over 
and over the word is employed of the preaching of the 
gospel in such passages as 1 Cor. 1 :23, "But we preach 
Christ crucified", and 2 Tim. 4:2, "Preach the Word". In 
this remarkable verb, so frequently used by the apostles, we 
may learn something very important about the message which 
was preached. For it is not enough merely to preach. The 
really important thing is lohat we preach. When the work- 
ers of the early church went out to save men, they did not 
save them with social programs, legislative schemes, or new 
economic policies. They did not call upon men to save 
themselves. They did not lay down a code of divine laws 
by which men might become sons of God. Wliat they did 
do was to go everywhere simply telling a story, the story of 
the Lord Jesus and what He did at Calvary. As "heralds" 
they proclaimed salvation through Him', complete, finished 
forever, the gift of God's grace, without money and without 
price. And if this new magazine does what they did, it will 
truly be a "Herald", a herald of good news to sinners. Most 
pulpits and publications have ceased to be heralds in this 
sense. Instead of telling sinners what Christ did to save 
men, they are telling men how to save themselves. And this 
is to mock the needs of sinners. As the old Chinese said to 
the modernist missionary, "We are dying for want of Bread, 
and all you do is tell a recipe for making bread." 

Second, It Is a BRETHREN Herald 

This magazine is to be a "Brethren" publication in the 
complete Biblical sense of that term which is deeply precious 
to many of us. That means its devotion to the whole Word 
of God. In its pages nothing is to appear which even by 
intimation puts a question-mark after anything in the Word. 
On the other liand, it will welcome the presentation of any 
truth which is clearly taught in the Word. Wlien our Blessed 
Lord says, "Swear not at all", the editors of this magazine 
will not exclude this command, nor try to soften its solemn 

force, merely to hold a few subscribers who may have vio- 
lated it. And when the Bible declares an uncompromising 
altitude of enmity toward this present evil world with all its 
ways, and demands that the Christian come out of it in holy 
separation, this magazine will never apologize for this de- 
mand, no matter what the cost may be in material gain. It 
has been a vicious practice of the professing church, through 
the centuries, to lay great stress on the Biblical commands 
which can be obeyed without any great bother, and at the 
same time ignore tlie commands which cost something to 
obey. The editors, by the grace of God. expect to be chiefly 
concerned about what is taught in the Word, not what some 
men may think about it. For this cause there must be con- 
stant prayer that we may be delivered from the fear of 
men and kept in His will. , 

Third, It Is a MISSIONARY Herald I 

It matters not how perfectly orthodox we may be in 
faith, or how zealous we may be about the correct observance 
of the forms of the church, if we shut up our bowels of 
compassion for a lost world, God Himself will write 
"ICHABOD" over the portals of our churches. For the 
glorv has departed from the church which is content to eat 
the Bread of Life in solitarj' selfishness. Now it is no 
secret that the group of churches supporting this magazine, 
although numericall}' about half of The Brethren Church, 
nevertheless give at least ninety per cent of the missionary 
ofi'erings. This fact is pointed out to show the absolute 
necessitj' for a magazine which will give proper emphasis 
to the cause of missions, not to boast of what we have done. 
As a matter of fact, in the face of the world's desperate 
need, we have done nothing worth boasting about. But since 
we have made a good beginning in the matter of carrying 
the gospel to a lost world, we need a magazine which will 
jealoush' guard this missionary interest -and seek to increase 
it in coming days. There is a type of thought in some 
so-called Brethren churches which is satisfied to devote its 
energies and funds upon its own selfish welfare and comfort. 
It should be the business of this magazine to fight against 
all such tendencies without ceasing. For the end of these 
things is death to the church. He that would save his 
life shall lose it. 


at Herald Press, Inc., 1300 West 9th St.. Cleveland, Ohio, by The 
Brethren Missionary Herald Company, 3326 S. Calhoun St., Fort 
Wayne, Ind., in cooperation with the following Brethren interests: 
The Foreign Missionary Society, The Home Missions Council, 
Grace Theological Seminary, Women's Missionary Council, Nation- 
al Christian Endeavor Union and Student Life Volunteers. 

Annual subscription payable in advance, $1,00 per year. 

Editor-in-chief, Chas. W. Mayes, 314 Dorchester St., Ash- 
land, Ohio. 

Secretary of Publications, J. C. Beal, 3326 S. Calhoun St., 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Foreign Missionary Editor, Louis S. Bauman, 1925 E, 5th St., 
Long Beach, Calif. 

Home Missions Editor, R. Paul Miller, Berne, Ind. 

Educational Editor, Alva J. McClain, Grace Theological Semi- 
nary, Winona Lake, Ind. 


Bible School — Tom Hammers, 2920 Noble Rd., Cleveland 
Heights, Ohio. 

Christian Endeavor — Leo Polman, 3326 S. Calhoun St., Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 

Student Life Volunteers — Kenneth Ashman, R. 1, Conemaugh, 

Women's Missionary Council — Mrs. A. B. Kidder, 211 Girard 
Ave. S. E., Canton, Ohio. 

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JANUARY 6, 1940 



The Brethren Missionary Herald 

We hail the birth of two very important infants this week: 
First, the year 194.0, with all its tremendous possibilities, 
and its momentous probabilities. 

Secondly, The Brethren Missionary Herald, which, if our 
Lord shall tarry, with this issue is making its initial bow as 
a representative of the work of The Brethren Church, stand- 
ing stalwart and true in these times of world-wide apostasy, 
for, "the faith which was one for all delivered unto the 
saints'' (Jude 3) ; which faith was proclaimed by the fathers 
who gave our denomination birth back in those hectic days 
of the early 'SO's. 

As the faithful sons of those fathers, we reaffirm their 
creed: "The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the 
Bible," and pledge our very lives to be absolutely loyal to 
that creed. If the New Testament of our Lord teaches a 
doctrine or a duty, we are for that doctrine or that duty, 
whatever that doctrine or that duty is. If the New Testa- 
ment (the New Covenant) does not teach that doctrine or 
that "duty", we shall not force that doctrine or that "duty" 
upon any man. To that end, as the editor of the organ o 
The Foreign Missionary Society of The Brethren Church, 
we pledge ourselves, body, soul and spirit. 

While the Executive Board of The Foreign Missionary 
Society of The Brethren Church must finally determine at 
its next meeting, the permanency or the temporality of our 
relation to The Brethren Missionary Herald, yet, we can 
safely say that onlj^ so long as The Brethren Missionary 
Hearld shall stand true in all her issues to the well-known 
faith of our beloved church, and to the founders of The 
Foreign Missionary Society of The Brethren Church, can 
we continue our fellows'hip. The founders of The Foreign 
Missionary Society brought the Society into being to carry 
the message of salvation, as that message is set forth in the 
New Testament, to the nations of the earth. To that 
purpose we must be infallibly true. 

We have confidence that to that great purpose The 
Brethren Missionary Herald will ever be true! 

Therefore, we greet the new-born child, and pray God's 
choicest blessing upon it, and upon our mutual relations, 
until its mission, under the Spirit of the living God, is 
finished and the Lord calls His workmen home ! 

The Brethren Missionary Herald vs. 
The Foreign Missionary Society 
of The Brethren Church 

The Foreign Missionary Editor wishes to make very clear 
in this issue, our relation to The Brethren Missionary Herald. 
Therefore, we repeat several matters already set forth in 
the special magazine published last month. 

First. For years, the organ of The Foreign Missionary 
Society was known as The Brethren Missionary. Some 

years ago, in order to assist The Brethren Publishing 
C'ompany, publishers of The Brethren Evangelist, in its hour 
of financial -stress, a merger was formed whereby The 
Foreign Missionary Society took over as its own, one issue of 
The Brethren Evangelist monthly. The National Home Mis- 
sion Board took over another issue ; and, The Woman's Mis- 
sionarj' Society took over a third issue. Each of these 
societies ceased the publication of its magazine that had 
theretofore been unrelated to The Brethren Evangelist. 

From this merger The Woman's Missionary Society two 
years ago, for reasons of its own, withdrew and again began 
the publication of its own magazine. One year ago, at the 
National Conference of The Brethren Church, R. Paul 
Miller was dismissed by The National Home Mission Board, 
a creature of The National Conference, although a majority 
of fifty-five voted that he should be retained. The majority 
vote demanded that he be given a trial vipon charges which 
tile members of The National Home Mission Board had 
against him. Such a trial was refused. 

This brought about a division of the national home mission 
work of The Brethren Church, and a new organization, 
known as The Brethren Home Missions Council, was born, 
representing the greater majority of the supporters of home 
mission work of The Brethren Church. This brought about 
the revival of the former magazine, The Brethren Witness, 
that formerly represented the interests of The National 
Home ^lission Board, under the name. The Brethren Herald, 
which now represents The Home Missions Council. R. Paul 
Miller is again its editor. 

The Foreign Missionai-y Society remained in the merger 
with The Brethren Evangelist until last September. At the 
annual meeting of the Foi'eign Board, it was learned that 
there would be an attempt to get control of the National 
Jonference by the utterly illegal means of casting aside 
enough of the credentials of dulj^ elected delegates known 
to be favorable to the Home Missions Council, to enable 
the National Home Mission Board to get absolute control 
of The Brethren Publishing Company, and thereupon dismiss 
Charles W. ]\Iayes, as editor of The Brethren Evangelist, 
and J. C. Beal, as Secretary of Publications. 

With the control of the machinery of the National 
Conference in their hands, with an effronterj' that was amaz- 
ing, especially among men and women jarofessing to be led 
by the Spirit of God, this was done. 

Anticipating such an action, by the same methods that 
worked so successfully for the Ashland College Group at 
the Indiana District Conference, the Foreign Board decided 
that it would not be a party to any such deal, nor could it 
conscientiously support the deal in any way if carried 
through. Therefore, the following resolution was passed 
by the board: 

"Many Enemies — Much Honor" 

"I have no enemy," you say .'' 

My friend, your boast is poor. 
He who hath mingled in the fray 

Of duty that the brave endure. 
Must have made foes. I.f he has none 

Small is the work he has done. 
He has hit no traitor on the hip ; 

Has cast no cup from prejured Ivp; 
Has never turned the wrong to right; 

Has been a coward in the fight. 

— Anastasius Grun 


"A motion prevailed that, if the Brethren Publication 
Board shall not support the continuation of the present 
personnel (Secretary of Publications and the Editor of 
The Brethren Evangelist), then, at such time as the 
President, the Secretary-Treasurer and the Candidate 
Secretary' shall determine, The Foreign Missionary 
Society of The Brethren Church shall cease to be a 
party to the merger, its electives to said Board shall 
withdraw from the Publication Board, and the above- 
mentioned officers of our Society shall arrange for the 
publication once again of our former magazine, namely: 
'The Brethren Missionary', or for a merger with some 
other magazine as said officers shall deem best, until 
such time as at the regular annual meeting of the board 
other arrangements may be effected. Should am' steps 
be successfully taken by any one to deprive any share 
holders of their rights, then this action shall immedi- 
ately follow." 

By this action on the part of the Foreign Board, it became 
our duty to withdraw from the merger with The Brethren 
Publishing Company as soon as that board, by methods 
unjust, illegal and unChristian, ignoring the rules of the 
National Conference, should gain control of said conference, 
and then, contrary to the Scriptures that are our "rule of 
faith and practice/' drag brethren into court in order to 
wreck its vengeance and oust from their positions two men, 
as eminently fitted and as successful as ever held the posi- 
tions of editor and business manager. There were no other 
reasons for their dismissal than their refusal to bow the knee 
to the college that was out to control the Brethren Church 
in its own interests, even to the risk of destroying the 
church itself. 

The plans of the college and of the National Home Mis- 
sion Board worked, it being all to their advantage that 
brethren, opposed to its methods, themselves i-efused to ap- 
peal to the courts. ]\Iayes and Beal were put out by 
process of injunction. 

However, the committee, having authority to act for the 
Foreign Board in the matter of the merger, was loath to 
leave the merger, fearing that its action might seem vindic- 
tive. Therefore, we decided to continue with the now illeg- 
ally organized Brethren Publishing Company, temporarily 
at least, and see what the immediate future might hold in 
store. We soon found out! 

Stopping at the office of the Publishing Company en route 
from Pittsburgh back to California, we left our copy for 
the November issue, which would have gone into the mails 
the first week of that month. 

Then, upon passing througli Winona Lake, and later in 
Waterloo (Iowa), we learned that the name of "The Foreign 
Missionary Society of The Brethren Church," as well as 
our own name as the editor of the Foreign Missionary 
number of The Brethren Evangelist, had been taken entirely 
out of the magazine. The last Brethren Evangelist contain- 
ing either name was that of October 14th, 1939. We then 
realized that Mayes and Beal were not the only ones who 
were "out". Henceforth, some one else proposed to be the 
editor of the Foreign Missionary Number of The Brethren 

From Waterloo, we wired our protest to Willis E. Ronk, 
"President" of the illegal set-up of the Publishing Company, 
and requested him to return our copy. It was returned, 
and in a wire from him, he said: 

"Your name omitted as editor one copy without my 
knowledge or consent. I offer apologies." 

Apparently, some one in the office had assumed consider- 
able authority. We noted that we had been omitted from 
"one copy." Therefore, we took it that the name would be 
immediately restored. We waited — in vain! Meantime, we 
held our copy. Members of The Foreign ^lissionary 
Society were calling for the missionary magazine. Finally, 
when December came, the names still omitted, and now most 
surely with "knowledge" and "consent," we decided that 
again, not being subservient to the powers on College Hill, 
we are not wanted. Therefore, we arranged for The 
Brethren Herald to publi-sh in its pages a special issue, 
together with a complete statement of the whole existing 
situation. The facts have been told over and over. But we 
felt that because of this break, a statement once more should 
be made. As often as truth is denied, truth must be 

But — what next? The largest and most forward-moving 
churches of the brotherhood, engaged in a common cause, 
must have a voice — a contact. Their work in common must 
be known. The Brethren Home Missions Council, The 
Women's Missionary Council, Grace Theological Seminary 
— these are going concerns. Then, there must be church 
news told, and Christian Endeavor and Sunday School plans 
carried forward. These interests, with the churches back 
of them, were tagged "disloyal", and refused any recogni- 
tion in the new Ashland College set-ups, its "National 
Conference", the district conferences it controls, and the 
boards it controls. Of course. The Brethren Evangelist, now 
a college organ, was closed to all who were disloyal to the 
oligarchy on College Hill. 

There was only one thing to do — create an organ to be- 
come again the voice of all churches and church organisa- 
tions that still believe in congregational government, and 
Jfte free of all other control. .Ill such churches and organ- 
isations are welcome to its pages, we are sure. To this end. 
The Brethren Missionary Herald is bom. 

It was evident that The Foreign Missionary Society was 
no longer a part of The Brethren Evangelist merger. Only 
the name of The National Home Mission Board and its 
editor, Claud Studebaker, appeared in the official roster. 
The columns of The Brethren Evangelist would probably 
open to The Foreign Missionary Society of The Brethren 
Church under the censorship of Ashland College authorities. 
The Foreign Missionary Society, however, refuses censor- 
ship from that source. The Society pays for its magazine, 
and therefore has some inalienable rights. The editor of 
its magazine, under God, is subject only to the Board of 
Trustees of The Foreign Missionary Society, or to the mem- 
bers of the Society, who are the final word. 

What were we to do? The resolution of the Board of 
Trustees authorized us to publish "once again our former 
magazine, namely, 'The Brethren Missionary', or for a mer- 
ger with some other magazine as said officers shall deem 
best, until such time as at the regular annual meeting of the 
board other arrangements may be effected." 

The group of churches that will be friendly to The 
Brethren Missionary Herald, most certainly include at least 
75% (and probably more nearly S5%) of the members of 
The Foreign Missionary Society. Therefore, why should 
we not form a temporary arrangement with the new maga- 
zine, taking the first issue each month as our own.'' For, 
according to the resolution of the board, any arrangement 
we may make is to be only "until such time as at the 
regular annual meeting of the board, other arrangeinents 
may be ejected." 

JANUARY 6, 1940 

Tlierefore, the first issue eacli month of The Brethren 
Missiniuiri/ Herald will be the voice of The Foreign Mission- 
ary Society of The Brethren Church until the next annual 
meeting of the board, at which time the board in council 
together must decide whether or not such an arrangement 
may be made permanent, and if not order the matter accord- 
ing to its own best judgment. 

In the meantime. The Foreign ^Missionary Society will 
faithfully keep all the pledges we have made in the past. 
The life members of The Foreign Missionary Society will 
receive the foreign missionary issue of the magazine with- 
out cost. The rest of the members will receive their maga- 
zines free at least until their present memberships expire. 
In the meantime, we believe that we shall continue to have 
the loyal support of all those who are truly interested in 
giving God's great offer of salvation to all who believe. Pray 
that the Holy Spirit may guide us all, and give wisdom. 

That "Brief Sta-|-emen+ of Facfs" 

As a sample of what we would have to endure and sup- 
port, were we to remain in a merger with the so-called 
"Emergency Set-Up" of The Brethren Evangelist, we 
refer our readers to the black-faced editorial in The 
Brethren Evangelist dated December 2d, 1939. This state- 
ment appeared under the caption: "A Brief Statement of 

It is to be regretted that the "Statement" is so "brief" 
tliat not one iota of proof is given to show that the "facts" 
are facts. 

In the first plaie. we would like to have it shown that 
any "emergency" existed for an "emergency set-up" in The 
Brethren Publishing Company, iniless it was an emergency 
in the battle Ashland College is making to assume full con- 
trol of The Brethren Church, and silence every voice that 
may not praise its lordship, no matter what it does. The 
Brethren Evangelist was a voice. The silencing of that 
voice, except when it shall speak to serve the purpose of 
Ashland College, gave birth to The Brethren Missionary 
tJerald. Thank God, freemen still can speak! 

The editorial states that "The former Editor and Secre- 
tary of Publications refused to recognize the place or 
authority of The Brethren Publication Board as now con- 
stituted by National Conference, which refusal compelled 
the board to dismiss said employees." 

The fact in the matter is that "said employees" never 
refused to recognize the "Brethren Publication Board as 
constituted by National Conference." If "The Brethren 
Publication Board as constituted by National Conference" 
had met, Mayes and Beal would have instantly recognized 
said board. On that board would have sat Russell Barnard, 
Foye Miller and R. Paul Miller, instead of J. G. Dodds, 
F. C. Vanator, W. E. Ronk and A. L. DeLozier. 

A "National Conference of The Brethren Church" is not 
a National Conference of the Brethren Church unless ALL 
rcfjidarly organirjed and recognized Brethren Churches are 
permitted to CONFER. When three men on a credential 
committee sit at the door of a supposed "conference," and 
with extreme bias, select the list of Brethren churches that 
they desire to confer and organize the "National Confer- 
ence," arbitrarily throwing out the credentials of any dele- 
gates from supposedly sovereign Brethren churches as they 
may will to do, such a "National Conference" ceases to be 
a national conference in any sense of the word. To this, all 
just men must certainly agree. 

Another one of the "facts" of "President" Ronk is that 
tlie "control of the assets and properties of the company 
.... was granted and has since been made permanent and 
perpetual." Now, if tlie foreign missionary editor has not 
been misinformed, the real fact is that the injunction 
against Mayes and Beal personally has been made "per- 
manent and perpetual." The matter as to who constitutes 
the legal Brethren Publication Board, with the absolute 
right to "control the assets and properties of the company." 
was not the issue at all. The injunction was against two 
7nen — !Mayes and Beal — who, receiving all they desired, 
were willing, as far as they were personally concerned, to 
have the injunction "made permanent and perpetual." The 
case was settled "out of court." It was never fried on its 
merits. We could wish that it had been. It might have 
sc'ttled the really legal status of things. 

The editorial further states that "the kindly Christian 
counsel of the court, and Christian forbearance on our part, 
led us to effect a settlement" out of court. "Kindly Christian 
counsel of the court" may be a statement true to fact. But 
when it comes to "Christian forbearance on our part" — 
vJtU, we certainly are kind in letting that "fact" be answered 
witli a broad smile! W^e saw that "Christian forbearance" 
in action at the last regular National Conference of Brethren 
Churches held in 1938, and again at "The National Con- 
ference of Brethren Churches" that was not "The National 
Conference of The Brethren Church," but only a "National 
Conference of Some Brethren Churches," in 1939 — 
"Christian forbearance" that would not "forbear" the giving 
of any representation on any committee or elsewhere of a 
single delegate who refused to be a mere puppet ! We can 
only wonder whether it was "Christian forbearance," or 
whether it was a fear that a judge, even in Ashland, would 
he just enough to settle the case "on its merits," that caused 
a hasty settlement "out of court." 

Again, the "Statement" of "President" Ronk says: "// 
this is, as has been claimed, 'a great victory' for the opposi- 
tion, be assured, it was at a price some of us would not care 
to pay for victory. We shall not do zcrong that good may 

We know the broad grins — we shall not say "looks of 
disgust" — that must have crept over the visages of even 
"President" Ronk's friends when they read that! Since 
when has "President" Ronk become so careful as to the 
price he has had to pay "for victory'" ? Before God, and 
with all solemnity, the writer is ready to say that he would 
rather go to his grave than to pay "the price" "President" 
Ronk and his associates have had to pay, are paying, and 
will pay in the future for their "victories" at the recent 
so-called "National Conference of The Brethren Church." 

"President" Ronk continues: "We shall do no wrong that 
good may come." And that is another one of his "facts." others pass judgement, as we know many thousands 
did as they read that "fact." One of the closest and most 
influential associates of "President" Ronk in his brother- 
ly (?) and "Chistian" acts of kindness and "forbearance", 
was asked this question b^' a certain very intelligent and 
cultured school teacher at the last so-called "National Con- 
ference" : 

"Honestly, do jou think that you men are doing right?" 

This outstanding leader of the college forces hesitated 
for a moment, and then replied slowly, as if in a bit of 

"Under the circumstances — YES!" 

Just what are "the circumstances" tliat justifv men in 


using the methods that the Ashland College forces at 
Winona Lake, August 28 to September 3d, 1939. used to 
make The Brethren Church utterly subservient to it? 

And just how will "President" Ronk harmonize his "fact" 
that "We shall not do wrong that good may come" with the 
well-known facts, as to the deeds of himself and his 
associates at the memorable so-called "National Conference 
of The Brethren Church ' that "assembled" at Winona Lake, 
Indiana, on the morning of August 29th, 1939? Has he 
come to tlie place where he calls black white ? 

"A Real Speaker" 

We have just read a letter written by Eld. R. D. Bar- 
nard, the up-and-going pastor of our great church in 
Dayton, in whicli he says that our Superintendent of our 
work in Argentina, spent a Sunday with them in that 
church. This is his comment: "Sa}', Brother Sickel is a 
real speaker ! Our people fell in love with him. He is 
leaving tomorrow for the west." 

Well, we have always known that Sickel was "a real 
speaker." That report has come to us through the years 
of his splendid service n the Argentine. The}' say that he 
excels when speaking in the Spanish. He is without the 
foreign brogue. But, even better than being a "real speaker," 
Brother Sickel is ever}' inch a man — a Christian gentle- 
man — an honor to our cause in the far-away southland. 
Every church should hear him at least once before he 
returns to his post. If you want to make sure of doing 
this, contact the Deputation Director, Eld. A. V. Kimmell, 
2259 N. Tenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

"The Prince of Peace Movement" 

We have just learned of "The Prince of Peace Move- 
ment", with its headquarters in Los Angeles. "Movements", 
"movements', "movements" galore! But what do they 
move? A circular sent out by "The Prince of Peace Move- 
ment" saj's: "The more powerful the peace movement 
becomes, the sooner peace will be positively established in 
the Holy Land and all over the world." Well, peace isn't 
coming through any so-called "Prince of Peace Movement". 
There is just one "Prince of Peace Movement" that will 
bring peace to this poor distracted world of ours. We 
are looking for that movement. It will be the movement 
of the Prince of Peace upon His great white charger, riding 
out of the heavens to the battlefield of Armageddon. And 
when the smoke of that battlefield rolls away, then "the 
Son of Righteousness shall rise over the world with healing 
in His wings" (!Mal. 2:1), and peace shall come at last. 

A Ronnan Catholic Is Right in This Case 

On matters theological tlie Secretary-Treasurer is as far 
away from the theology of a Roman Catholic cardinal as 
the north pole is from tiie south pole. However, sometimes 
these cardinals say things, and we agree with them 100%'. 

The Roman Catholic Church today is putting up a battle 
against the brazen wantonness of women who walk our 
streets today clothed only with the garments that thirty 
years ago would have made a harlot blush for shame. Cardi- 
nal O'Connell of Boston said a few days ago that: Fashion 
always has been a silly and senseless dame, and she seems 
to be growing more silly and senseless than ever. A clever of the day has said that you can tell the 

quality of a woman's brain by the kind of a hat that covers 
it ... . One asks in constant wonder how it is that they 
(women) venture to enter even the portals of the temple 
of God clothed in the silliest raiment of those who are dedi- 
cated to the temple of shame. " And then, as he stood 
before an audience of more than 1000 Catholic women at 
the Third Diocesan Congress recently, he further stated: 
"All the modern pagan influences which are attacking the 
sanctity of the family aiul the liome — divorce, vicious propa- 
ganda, immodest actions, the tlieatrc, immoral dancing, and 
every form of degrading recreation — .should be resisted by 
all God-fearing men and women." To every word of this 
we sa}', "Amen!" 

The W. C. L U. Appeals to 
Foreign Mission Boards 

Mrs. Ada Reed Ferguson, who is the Director of the 
Dejjartment of Temperance and Missions in the "World's 
Woman's Christian Temperance Union", from her head- 
(juarters at Bishopville, Vepery, Madras, India, has sent 
out an appeal to the mission boards of the world which every 
mission board ought to heed. 

After an absence of 12 years from India, she returned 
"delighted to find that tlie cause of prohibition is growing 
in many parts of India." However, she is most distressed 
because of "the increase of drinking among the educated 
l^eople of higher classes of Indians." She explains that 
"many educated abroad have learned to drink, and return- 
ing to India keep up the habit, men and women. But the 
thing which causes most distress is the habit of smoking 
among both men and women, which is becoming more 
common among the younger missionary group, and the 
occasional cocktail whicli is j)artaken of, and scemingl}' 
without any thought." 

"Surely Christians ", she says, "at such a time as this, 
cannot afford to do anythinf/ to lower the prestige of their 
religion and the work of the Master, but these liabits are 
doing just that. 

"W^hen Hindus and Moslems are urging the abolition of 
this traffic, and are willing to pay for the abolition, we 
as Christians cannot afford to do any less than to throw 
our influence into the same channels as theirs." 

She closes her communication with the appeal : "Will 
it not be possible for all foreign mission boards to see that 
those the}' send out as teachers or regular evangelistic 
workers in any capacity whatsoever, shall be those who do 
not use either liquor or tobacco in any form? Is it asking 
too much?" 

Mrs. Ferguson desires a definite reaction from the various 
foreign mission boards to her appeal. We are happ}' to 
say that no missionary supported by The Brethren Church 
uses either liquor or tobacco in any form. We believe our 
board would instantly recall any missionary who would 
set a very bad example for the heathen by such indulgence. 
We believe that this is a matter for a positive resolution 
to be endorsed by our Foreign jNIissionarv Society and 
forwarded to Mrs. Ferguson. 

The World's Greatest Book 

The dear old Book, the Bible, inspite of the sneer of the 
atheist and the scoffing of our modern intelligensia, is 
still the most popular book in the world. In its sales and 
in the actual reading of it, it is so far in advance of all 

JANUARY 6, 1940 

other books that there is utterly no comparison. Rev. 
Wilbur M. Smith, D.D., of Chicago, Illinois, in an address 
at the Founder's Week Conference at Moody Bible Institute, 
is the authority for some very interesting figures. He 
declares that the best selling books published in the English 
language during the last 60 years are as follows: First, 
"Tom Sawyer", appearing in 1875. It had the remarkable 
sale of 1,500,000 copies. Then came "Black Beauty", 
published 2 years later, with a sale of 1,000,000 copies. 
Following that came Dr. Sheldon's famous book, "In His 
Steps", with a sale of 8,000,000 copies. And it is to be 
noted that this particular book, with its remarkable sale, 
had to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. Gene Stratton 
Porter's beautiful storj' on "Freckles", which appeared in 
1904, had a sale of 2.000,000 copies. Harold Bell Wright's, 
"The Winning of Barbara Worth", reached a total sale of 
1,500,000 copies. H. G. Wells' inaccurate "Outline of 
History", which first appeared in 1926, had a circulation of 
1.200,000 copies. "Gone With the Wind", published in 
1936, has thus far had a sale of 1,800,000 copies. 

Now let us turn our attention for a moment to the old 
Bible. The British and Foreign Bible Society, from 1800 
to 1936, circulated 79,306.000 copies of the complete Bible, 
and reported September 18th, 1938, that in the previous 
year alone the}' had circulated 1,151,000 copies of the com- 
plete Bible. Likewise, this same Societ)', during the first 
century-and-a-quarter, circulated more than 476,000,000 
copies of the New Testament or portions of the Word of 

Then again, the American Bible Society from 1816 to 
1936 circulated approximately 31,000,000 copies of the 
complete Bible, and 276,000,000 copies of the New Testa- 
ment and portions of the Word of God. Two Bible Societies 
alone have circulated, since the beginning of the 19th cen- 
tury, more than 110,000,000 copies of the complete Bible, 
to say nothing of New Testaments and smaller portions 
of the Word of God. Now mark you, that is the report 
for just two Bible Societies. The figures of such organizations 
as the Oxford and Cambridge Press, and the publishers of 
the Revised Version, and other societies that have published 
the Bible, are not included in tliis report. 

More than that, the Bible continued to be read over and 
over and over again bj' millions who have it in their homes. 
And the other books, once read, usually go on the shelves 
and are practicallj' forgotten. 

Shakespeare has been translated complete into 12 
languages, and in part into 23 languages. The Word of 
God has been translated complete, from Genesis to Revela- 
tion, into 73 different languages ; and, either the complete 
New Testament or portions of it down to 1938, have been 
translated into 1,008 different languages. 

The storjf is told of a man who once went into one of 
the great art galleries of Europe. He surveyed the paint- 
ings upon the wall, and then he turned and said to the 
keeper of the gallery, "Are these pictures here on trial?" 
The keeper replied, "No sir, the visitors here are on trial." 

Aftr these centuries and centuries in which tlie old Book 
has been preeminent above all other books, and has engaged 
the attention of all the cultured peoples of the earth, we 
have only to say that the skeptic and the scoffer, and the 
critics are on trial. The old Bible is not on trial. It is 
the Word of God. and shall endure forever. 

Mo+hering in Heaven 

The editor has just received a letter from Mrs. Martha 
S. Nicholson of Wilmington, Calif. Mrs. Nicholson is 
known all over the world as one of the sweetest of our 
living poets. She is constantly expressing in a lovely way 
the loveliness of the One altogether lovely. As many know, 
Mrs. Nicholson is a shut-in. She spends much of her time in 
a wheel chair. She is constantly hovering near the gates of 
glory. No wonder she sings so sweeth'. It is the flower 
that is crushed and bruised that pours out the sweetest and 
strongest perfumes. Perhaps that is the reason the Lord 
lets some of us be crushed. 

We have written to Mrs. Nicholson some time ago that we 
believe the works that we love to do on earth may be 
brought to perfection and full fruition in glory. We told 
her then that her poems would be marvelous. If they are 
marvelous on earth how much more so when she gets to 
glory and there sings His praise Whom, having not seen, 
she loves so dearly. 

Well now in reply to all that, jNIrs. Nicholson wrote as 

"I was interested to learn that you think that I may 
be allowed to write real poetr)' in lieaven. How mar- 
velous it would be to be really able to really get 
into words the things that are bursting our hearts, and 
yet we are inadequate to express them. Just the 
same if I can write up there it will be only a part 
time job because I tell j'ou I am going to take care 
of babies part of the time ! There are many there 
that will be motherless, and we know that the}' will 
not be grown up at the time of the resurrection of 
the body, for how could they be growing up when they 
have not yet received their bodies? That has always 
been a comforting thought to me about our loved ones 
who have gone on before, they will not be a bit older 
when we see them again. The only cliange will be the 
glorified body, and we will have our own bj' that time 
too — that is, if we wait for the rapture before we go." 
There are a lot of great motherly hearts beating in the 
bosom of childless women to-day. Mrs. Nicholson is one 
of these. There is just one thing that she would like better 
than writing poetry and it is the greater thing — bringing 
into this world a little temple, fashioned in the image of 
God and filled with one who is controlled by the Spirit of 
God. To rear a little babe up into the stature and likeness 
of our Lord Jesus Christ — that she rightlj' considers the 
greatest thing on this earth that any woman can do. The 
reigning of a queen is small business beside fashioning a 
king for the eternal reign of Christ. 

But Mrs. Nicholson's thought is new to us. As a great 
unselfish spirit, she is thinking of the tragic fact that there 
are going to be many little children in heaven who will 
arrive there motherless and fatherless so far as any 
earthly mother or father is concerned. She is probably 
right that these little ones will grow up in heaven, and she . 
wants to be the mother of one of them. 

However, we were bold enough to write to Mrs. Nichol- I 
son and suggest that possibly in heaven God might allow 
her to mother on her bosom one of her very, very own. 
Now we know that sounds fantastic to a great many people. 
There are some that would even accuse us of being unortho- 
dox. However, let this be remembered: When God created 
man in the Garden of Eden, he created man, male and 
female, and in His design they were intended so to live 
tliroughout the eternal vears. Had thev not fallen, would 


tiie}' not lia-\e remained male and female? If they had 
eaten of the tree of eternal life they would never have 
sinned and never have died. What could have been the 
thought in the mind of God when He created these unfallen 
spirits for eternity, male and female, unless they were to 
function as male and female, and bring into existence an 
unfallen race, happy, beautiful, glorious beings that would 
be like Him, and be a praise within His glory throughout 
the endless ages to come ? Who shall say that God's 
creative work — the work of bringing happy spirits into 
existence to glorifj' Him — shall not be a work that shall 
go on through the ceaseless ages. Wliy not.' Let those that 
believe that space has its limits and that this universe 
would be in danger of being over-populated — let them 
object to our suggestion. In the meantime we dare to be 
a bit unorthodox, if unorthodox it is, to refuse to believe 
that God has finished His work of creating glory, and has 
sat down together with all His redeemed children to do 
nothing — nothing — nothing throughout the endless years 
that shall roll in and in and in eternally. 

Now, then, we presume that some of our readers will 
accuse the editor of speculating with regard to things spiritu- 
al. Well, in the absence of positive revealed statement, 
we can be excused for speculating a bit, when the specula- 
tion is both sweet and reasonable ! 

Face to Face with Grave Danger 

Under the caption. "In Defense of the French Colonial 
Empire," the World Dominion Bulletin gives us the follow- 
ing bit of information that cannot but cause some mis- 
givings. We quote: 

"The projected increase in the French native forces 
in Africa will be furthered by the offer of a new civil 
and economic status to natives serving in the French 
army. During military service and for a year after- 
wards they and their families will be free of head 
tax and taxes in kind. At the end of their military 
service they will be granted free land, inalienable for 
a period of thirty years. A decree embodying these 
advantages has been promulgated in French West 
Africa, Equatorial Africa, Somaliland and ]\Iadagas- 

Our Society, in common with all other church societies 
who are working to advance the cause of Christ in the 
heart of Africa, is doing its best to educate in our Mission 
schools young men who shall be used in carrying the gospel 
on ahead to other unregenerated tribes and districts. 

Now comes the state, and naturally they want the bright- 
est young Africans that they can secure for the army. Espe- 
cially do they want those who have learned to read and 
have been given a bit of extra training. Naturally, the 
best they could possibly get are the products of our mission 
schools. Will they take these boys and force them into 
military service, instead of permitting them to go on as 
ambassadors for Christ, giving the Word of eternal life 
to the perishing multitudes? Even if the government should 
not draft them, we wonder if the boys themselves will be 
able to stand the temptation that the government offers in 
the way of freedom from taxation, free land. etc. The only 
tJiing we can do is to go ahead and give them the gospel 
and trust that the Spirit of God within them shall be more 
potent than Caesar. 

Robert A. AshmE 

12 S. Clay St. 
Peru, Ind. 



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Topic for January 21 , 1940 
PRAYER MEETINGS (Luke 11:1-13) 

Suggestions for the Leader 

Toda_y is the day for us to insist constantly upon the 
importance and value of prayer. Years ago the church 
made much out of prayer. The prayer meeting was the 
power house for all activity within the organizations within 
the church. Groups of people met in homes or in the church' 
for the express purpose of prayer. Even our Christian 
Endeavor started by having prayer meetings and the dis- 
cussion of Biblical subjects. There is nothing that can 
ever take the place of prayer. Some may suggest other 
things but the loss of jorayer means the loss of spiritual 
power. Therefore it is entirely fitting that we should be 
using this topic tonight. Young people need to be helped 
in respect to their part in a prayer meeting. At least all 
of us ought to see the thing that we need to do to make 
us leaders and contributors to the prayer meeting. 

Nearly everj' church has a mid-week prayer meeting. How 
many young people here see that it is meant for them as 
well as the older people ? In fact, those who love the Lord 
and believe in prayer will come to the house of God at the 
time announced for prayer. It is almost unthinkable that 
any j'oung person would stay away from the service having 
alread.y pledged to be true to God. The Lord has added 
things in mind for those who prove their faithfulness in 
prayer. Let it be the object of this society to urge every 
member to attend the pra3'er service every week. 

Prayer is a blessing that few Christians realize. Even 
tliose who believe that it is real and works, still fail to 
ask great things of the Lord. The Bible says that we 
ought to ask and it will be given to us. Do not let days 
pass without asking with thanksgiving for the things God 
wants to do for us. 

We call everj' C. E. meeting a prayer meeting. Have we 
made it such ? This means that we encourage j^rayer in 
the meeting. Get mai\v to jn-ay and it will work wonders 
for the life of the society. 
i. The church was born in prayer. Acts 1:14, 24; 2:1, 2. 

It was not liard to conx'ince the disciples and leaders of 
the early church that prayer was a wonderful thing. While 
Jesus was here they talked with Him and related their 
problems to Him. They knew something about having One 
Who could help in the time of need. Of course Jesus taught 
them of the doctrine of prayer. They were instructed how 
to pray and urged to prevail in praj^er. 

Jesus did not stay with them always. When the time 
came for the Shepherd to be smitten, the .sheep were scat- 
tered. Then the}' realized that they could not get along 
without prayer. Sometimes groups would get together to 
pray. While waiting to see something happen, the Spirit 
came upon them and they began to work with power. 

JANUARY 6, I 940 

The writer of Acts says that prayer was one of the 
things the early Christians did constantly. Really, they 
met every day, and with other things turned to God through 
prayer. Wliile reaching up for God in this manner, God 
reached down to place them on lofty heights for Himself. 

2. Definite prayer for special need. Acts 4:23-3 I ; 12-5-12. 
There may be some justification in praying all around 

the world and mentioning features that are as great as the 
universe. Nevertheless, there must come a time when we 
settle down to some specific needs and make definite prayer 
for them. Tliis does not mean that we should not pray 
for the nations or our missionaries or the people in war 
torn countries. It does mean that we ought to use words 
and terms that can be understood as definite. Never let 
praj'er be aimless or vague. 

It is not the long beautiful and flowery prayer that has 
the assurance of a better reception in heaven. In fact. God 
wants us to speak in a way that would indicate that we do 
ha^•e the faith of a child or simple faith. 

It is a good thing to mention subjects for prayer. Young 
people ought to be reminded of the things that need special 
prayer. This does not limit the Holy Spirit in His work 
because otlier things can be used likewise. 

Remember that you ha\'e a right to expect great things of 
God. If you ask for great tilings believe that they will 
be given. 

3. Informality of the prayer meeting. Acts 16: 13, 25; 21 :5. 
Informality in prayer means to be free. There are some 

meetings in the church that follow a special form or order. 
In such meetings there is a danger of losing the life of the 
meeting. Informal prayer meetings lend themselves to the 
work of the Holy Spirit more readil}^ It does not mean 
that a meeting would be conducted loosely and in a hap- 
hazard fashion; but it does mean that the leader can call for 
testimonies when he pleases. Prayer can be made at any 
time, and even several times during the hour. 

Such a meeting would be easilj^ conducted. Young people 
ought to start in definite Christian work by having the mid- 
week hour. Of course the first will be participation in the 
C. K. meetings, but from tliere activity should spread to 
the pra3'er meeting. 

Anotlier thing about jirayei" is that it can be made at 
any time or place. In the Bible days there were people who 
gathered at a known place during the day and prayed. 

In respect to time or length of prayers, the writer re- 
members one great doctor and preacher who said that 
we should be brief in public praying but take as long 
a time as we desire with oiu- individual praj'ers in the 

Proverbs 28:9 Mk. 12:40. 

4. Prayer difficulties. Matt. 6:5, 7; Luke 18:11, 12; 
pjxperience will help more than w^e can tell. One thing- 
sure is that the more we pray and are in jirayer meetings, 
the metter we are going to be. Each leader will find 
things that could be improved. There will be some who 
will insist upon long praj'ers that nearlj' become wearisome. 
Suggest for them at the .start that each should be brief 
and to the p)oint to be fair to all others. You simply must 
admonish the people to speak distinctly' so the others can 
liear what is said and when the person starts and .stops. 

If praying seems to be exalting self and condemning 
others, one must be quick to inform everyone that our 
position is one of humilitj'. Really we are sinners and 
undeserving of the things that the Lord does for us. 

There is no excuse for irreverence during prayer. Still 
some insist upon making unnecessary noise. This can be 
overcome through careful teaching. 

5. Hints on taking part in prayer meetings. 

Do you find it hard to take part in the prayer meeting? 
Almost everyone has had tlie same experience. Will you 
profit by a few hints, .so that you may take part profitably .'' 
Uo you think you ought to take part? Well, if it is your 
Christian duty, then your allegiance to your Lord demands 
that you do your duty or else "die trying to do it." 
.Some little things that are not little. 

1. Sit in the front. 

'2. Take part at the very first opportunitj'. 

■i. Sit with those who do take part. 

■1'. Ask them to encourage j'ou to take part. 

.5. Remember to make taking part a matter of earnest 

(). Determine that you will take part. ' 

Sometimes the very best thing you can do to lielp a meet- 
ing is to fail while trying to take part Will you ask God 
for grace to fail for Him, if that is best? 

What can I do? 

Sometimes people ask this question. Here are five things 
that you can do. Is the last too hard? Then try the easiest 
first. Do not stay in the "verse-reading class" long. Remem- 
ber to be "always abounding in the work of the Lord." 

1 . You can read a verse of Scripture But be sure it is 
O!! the topic. 

2. You can read an appropriate selection or verse of a 
iiymn. Be sui-e 3'ou can read it intelligenth'. 

.■j. You can preface or follow the reading of a verse by 
some brief remark; as "I have found this verse helpful." 

1. You can illustrate the meaning of a verse or the topic 
— (a) by some Bible incident that yon can read or better, 
tell ; (b ) b}' .some story from historj' or one that you have 
read in a book or paper; (c) by some incident that has come 
under your personal experience ; (d) Best of all, by some 
jjersonal experience. 

5. You can pray. There is nothing that helps a meeting 
more than prayer. We liave few prayers in our meetings. 
It is hard to pra)'. Will you praj'? Be sure to prepare 
your pra^'er by : praying, thinking and writing. 

Questions to be Answered 
1. What place does confession have in our jjrayers? 
'2. Is the lack of love for prayer a sign of a lapse in the 
•spiritual life ? 

3. Do you think that we ought to have distinct object 
for which to pra}' ? 

■t. What can we do to encourage more young people to 
take part in prayer? 

Additional Scripture 

Mark 1 :35; Luke 6:12; John 17; for secret prayers. Matt 
11:2.5,26; John 11:41-42; 12:27,28. 

Examples of prayer: 2 Sam. 7:18-29; 1 Kings 3:6-9, 
8:22-53; 2 Kings 19:14-19; Ezra 9:5-15; Dan 9:3-19; 
Eph. 1:15-23. 

Topic for Jan. 28. 




NOTK.— 'I'lif following- letter frtmi Floyd W. Talier, M.D., one of 
our African missionaries, while written to all the "home folks," a 
carbon copy of which the editor received, and was not intended for 
publication, is just so rich, so unique, so like the Taber that grew 
up from boyhood in our Long Beach Church, that we just cannot 
refrain from letting all our readers enjoy it. A fine sense of humor 
is a tremendous asset to any missionary at work in the darkness 
and amidst the discouragements of the sorrows of heathenism. — 
I-. S. B. 

Yaloke, Oubangui-Cliari 

October la (Friday), 1939. 
Dear Home Folks: 

Pigs ! Pigs and goats ! Goats and pigs and gardens ! 

Such are the principal preoccupations of the inhabitants 
of Yaloke station ! 

Pigs ! Their history forms an epic ! Like all characters 
of mythology, their origin is surrounded with a fog of 
contradictory legends. But I will relate to you what seems 
to be the most plausible and best authenticated of extant 

Once there was a pig. No, there must have been a pair 
of pigs ! Thej^ belonged to a venerable chief at Bozoum 
named Nakaouine. Accoi-ding to one ancient document, they 
were given to him b}^ an administrator. But this is evidently 
a fabrication, because the document does not even give the 
name of the administrator, much less tell where he might 
have procured the pigs. Another document (not so ancient, 
it is true, but much more interesting from our standpoint, 
and consequentl}'' much more trustworthy) affirms that the 
honorable Chief Nakaouine received these pigs as a present 
from a part}' of missionaries who lived, or who later located, 
at Bassai. Now this is obviously the true record, because 
it is known from other sources that one member of this 
missionary party came from Iowa. 

But, however these patriarchial pigs came into Nakaou- 
ine's possession, the rest of the story may be fairly well 
established. It tells how the two pigs soon became five 
pigs, the five pigs twelve pigs, the twelve pigs thirty pigs, 
the thirty pigs — but I do not want to tax your credulity too 
much, even though the truth of the story is affirmed by 
unimpeachable witnesses. 

And it is unnecessarj^ to my purpose, for the part of the 
story that really interests me concerns four of the great- 
grandchildren of the original pair who, overcome by the 
wanderlust that had caused their forebears to travel so 
widely, undertook the long journey to Yaloke — two of 
them in the possession of missionaries, and the other two in 
possession of an evangelist who happened to be the son of 
one of Nakaouine's manj' wives. 

Now, in spite of the care lavished upon them (or perhaps 
because of the unaccustomed luxury) the pair belonging to 
the mis.sionaries resolutelj' remained only two, no more. So 
finally, in desperation, the missionaries sacrificed first one, 
tiien the other, to appease the god of hunger. 

Now, the second pair, belonging to the evangelist, were 
equally obstinate in their refusal to increase their numbers. 
So, discouraged, he tried to persuade the missionaries to buy 
them and vow them to the same fate as their cousins. But 
the missionaries, feeling the god was more than sufficiently 
appeased by the previous sacrifices, refused. So the evan- 
gelist, unwilling longer to be burdened by caring for them 
to no purpose, sold tliem to the missionaries unconditionally. 

The outcome proved that the missionaries were right; 
the god was fully appeased; so completely that soon after- 
wards this pair of pigs had surpassed all the records of 

their ancestors, and the Yaloke branch of the family was 
e\en more numerous than the original Bozoum clan. 

The pigs have gone wild. They overrun the whole country- 
side. They are no respector of persons, ravaging gardens 
of the natives and missionaries with equal zeal. Kolowan 
(successor to old Chief Yaloke) no longer has the slightest 
idea how many pigs he owns. But nevertheless, they are 
all his. They are born in a bed of mud constitutued by 
bricks newly made by mission workmen; they grow big 
and fat by eating manioc and vegetables intended for our 
workmen, our evangelists, and ourselves; they are carried 
away in a truck, and Kolowan never sees them. Neverthe- 
less, they are all his; all they eat is his; the whole country 
is his. 

Any red-blooded American would step right in and do 
something about it. Yes, and he would perhaps undo a 
good part of the work done by missionaries in the past 
fifteen years. So we walk softly, softly! In time, with 
patience, the problem will probabl}' be worked out. 

In the meantime, pigs are one of our principal preoccupa- 
tions. Pigs, and gardens — and goats ! 

The goats are ever with us. They are less destructive 
at an}' one time than the pigs, but thej' keep on keeping on. 

The goats are all around us. They eat our young orchard 
trees. They come right up on the veranda and disturb us 
while we are trying to take siesta. And we want goats the 
worst way, and can't get them for love nor money ! Since 
it is impossible to keep cows, we want to keep goats for 
milk. So we try to buy them. 

But that should be easy. Just capture a few of the goats 
that come to the mission, and give the owners their value 
in money in place of them. Why not.' First let us find 
out rchy the owner does not want to sell them. The natives 
are certainly not lacking in love for money. Why don't 
they want money in place of their goats ? Because the goats 
are of greater value to them than the price we offer? But 
what value do they get out of them? Milk? They never 
milk them. Meat? They practicallj' never kill them to 
eat — never except for a wedding feast. To raise kids to 
sell ? But they do not sell them. Then whj' are they so 
dumb as not to want to sell them for perfectly good money? 
What pay do they get for the work of keeping them ? Not 
the slightest — except for one purpose — to "buy a wife." 
And I put that expression in quotation marks because it is 
a white man's expression. It is not native. 

In the minds and practice of the natives, before the 
white man came, goats and wives did not represent a com- 
mercial value. Goats were exchanged for wives, and wives 
for goats, but no native would ever have thought of exchang- 
ing a wife or a goat for anything of money value. 

But why did thej' want to "buy" their wives, even with 
goats? They didn't; they exchanged goats and wives, 
which is quite different. But why did the}' exchange? 

At one time they were divided into clans. A man of one 
clan had to take a wife from another clan. How would 
he get his wife from the other clan ? They would give 
her to him. But just suppose one clan was always on the 
giving end, and had trouble in getting wives for their young- 
men — as would constantly happen if nothing were done to 
check it, in a country where polygamy was practiced. The 
clan that received no wives would die out. So, to assure the 
future life of each clan, they had to assure an equilibrium 
in the exchange of wives. They had no public records where 
they could look up and learn that one clan had given so 
many more wives than it had received, so they had a right 

JANUARY 6, I 940 

to demand that many. But, in the place of the public 
records the.v had the goats. The goats were a pledge, a 
promissory note, that later the clan would give a wife in 
excliange for the one it had received. Of course these 
exchanges were not simply between two clans, but cir- 
culated among a number. But, no matter how complicated 
it became, the goats would fulfill their function of assuring 
that each particular clan would be able to get a number of 
wives equal to the number it gave. 

And so, when you try to put money value on a goat and 
want to buy it, you are really putting a money value on 
wives. You are then the one who institutes the custom of 
"selling" wives, an idea that would never have occurred 
to a native. 

Of course goats are not in all regions the medium of 
exchange. Among the Karre (around Bassai) a peculiar 
kind of iron "money" was in use. But "money" was a name 
given by white men; in the minds of the natives it was 
simply a pledge to assure reciprocal exchanges, like the 
goats in our section. 

(Note: I am sending copies of this letter to missionaries 
on the other stations so thej' can have a good laugh about 
how well I understand the marriage customs of the natives. 
You in the homeland will remember that a first term 
missionary knows more about native mentality than he will 
after fifteen or twenty years on the field.) 

Since we can't buy goats, we have decided we don't want 
to ! We rent them instead. We pay so much a month for 
milk goats, and then when they are needed to exchange for 
a wife, we try to get others. The jolan is not a whale of 
a success yet, but it takes time and patience to do anything 
in Africa. 

A week ago Thursday, Volngou left on a three week trip 
to preach in the villages on the road to Boda, and to hold 
baptism and communion there. So we have had to divide his 
work among those remaining on the station. Mary Emmert 
(with the help of natives) takes charge of the class for 
Sunday School teachers (every day at 1:30), of teaching 
the Sango class to write, and of the Tuesday morning chapel 
service. Doa (captain of our gang of workmen) takes 
charge of the Fishermen's Club and the Converts' Class 
on Sundays, then of the prayer meeting on Wednesday eve- 
ning. Jean Mbo, head school assistant, acts as Sunday 
School Superintendent. Native evangelists in school, learn- 
ing to read, take the converts' classes during the week. I 
have the class in Sango Nev/ Testament every day from 
2 :30 to 4, and bring the messages on Sunday morning and 
Wednesday evening. So yeu see, it really is something to 
take the place of a man like Volongou. Ada has not taken 
any of his work, but in addition to her own schedule she has 
been helping Mary with one class every day in French 
school and with a class to teach women to read. 

Now that I have told our principal preoccupations, will 
refer to a few minor incidentals. 

We hear there is a war in Europe. But out here — there 
never has been such a calm time for getting work done on 
the station since we came to the field. 

At the first announcement of mobilization they called 
for the Bekoro Dodge truck and for the Bellevue Chevrolet 
pickup. But now all men and cars in the mission are on 
their stations at regular work. It is perfectly obvious 
there is not going to be any fighting out here. We are just 
cut oif from the rest of the world enough to give us the 
chance to do what we came out here for. 

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace . . . .". The Lord 
has remarkable ways of keeping His promises. He ful- 
filled this one for us by causing the radio to go on the blink. 

It is supposed to be getting near the end of the rainy 
season now, but we have had very heavy showers every day 
except one for a long time. 

The avocados are in bloom. I have been getting a little 
recreation jDruning them and some of the oranges. 

The new leper dispensary is nearly finished. Four out 
of the five cottages we planned to house hospital patients 
are up. 

Charles and Marguerite took advantage of an invitation 
and of a trip of the Guineberts to Bozoum to visit Roger 
Jobson for a few days. 

There does not seem to be anything else of interest to say. 
If I had not "manufactured" most of this letter, it would 
not have been worth writing. Perhaps it wasn't anywaj^, 
but at least you know that nothing has happened serious 
enough j^et to knock any sense into my head. 
Oceans of love, 


NEWS Briefs 
From Our Workers 


Brethren of Flora and Cambria, Indiana closed a two 
weeks Bible Conference December 16. The meetings were 
lield in the Public Library Building at Flora. Verne Stuber, 
Indiana pastor and student at Grace Theological Seminary, 
presided over the meetings of the conference. Interest in 
the meetings ran high throughout and attendance was very 
good. Speakers appearing on the program were Alva J. 
McClain, Herman A. Hoyt, Conard Sandy, Leo Polman, 
Robert Ashman, and Everett Niswonger. A gospel team 
from Grace Seminary had charge of one evening. 

For the past several weeks John 'M. Aeby, Pastor of the 
Middlebranch, Ohio church, has been teaching a Tuesday 
evening Bible class in Mansfield, Ohio. A recent report 
reads, "Attendance so far at the South Mansfield Bible 
Class has increased every meeting." 

A recent bulletin bears the news that Brother J. L. Ging- 
rich has resigned as pastor of the Second Brethren Church 
of Long Beach. He will close his pastorate there Decem- 
ber 31. 

Rev. Fred William Walter, till recently a missionary in 
the emploj' of The Missionary Board of the Brethren 
Church in Kentucky, has assumed the pastorate of the 
church at Harrah, Washington. This church has been with- 
out a pastor since the departure of the last pastor, Robert D. 
Culver, in August. 

Professor and Mrs. Conard Sandy and Professor Sandy's 
mother left Winona Lake, Ind., for a brief trip to California. 
Bro. Sandy will conduct meetings in the churches of South- 
ern California during the Holidays, and will return to 
assume his duties in Grace Theological Seminary January 9. 

In appreciation of their ten years' service, during which 
time a $41,000 church indebtedness has been reduced to 
$2,600, and 640 persons have been admitted to member- 
ship, 250 members of the First Brethren Church of Da3'ton 
recently held a reception in honor of Rev. and Mrs. R. D. 
Barnard. At that time they presented a console radio to 
the Barnards. It is reported that the fine spirit at the I'e- 
ception was an inspiration and encouragement, botli to the 
pastor and his family, and to the congregation. 



The "joys" of translating the Scriptures into tlie native 
tongues of Africans who scarce]}^ know the meaning of such 
words as "love", "hope", "kindness", etc., is onlj' too well 
understood by our missionaries on the field. Mrs. Sheldon 
writes : 

"Chauncey is struggling with the 23rd chapter of Acts 
just now, and is trying to get a word for 'hope'. Such words 
are hard to find, and if one must substitute something else 
he wants at least to get the best substitute. Just now the 
native helper is giving the word 'believe' for this expression. 
Man}' are the difficulties of accurately translating the Word 
into an unwritten language. But oh, what a blessing it is 
when translated ! We now have Mark and John in the 
liands of tlie people and hope to finish Acts before we go 
home on furlough. Next Sunday our S. S. lesson is on 
the new birth, and what a blessing it is to have the third 
cliapter of John to read. Yes, and it is nearly a greater 
blessing to have people who can read it. Our Bible reading 
classes have wrought wonders. We need to increase them." 
Mrs. Minnie Kennedy has written a very interesting letter 
concerning some of her experiences with the physical 
troubles of her African children. If anyone thinks that 
our missionaries in Africa do not earn every jaenny of tlie 
small allowance that they are given, peruse this part of 
our Sister Kennedy's letter, now in our hands: 

"Have had some sad cases in the medical work lately. 
One little bab}' they let fall into the fire. Its right arm 
was broken and actually roasted. Three days after the 
accident the broken piece of bone fell out; the flesh had 
slouglied away the second day already. The arm was 
burnt clear to the slioulder. The fourth day they took it 
home because they were afraid it was going to die, and it 

"Another child they brought in had its lower lip and the 
part of tlie jaw eaten away by some disease. It may have 
been yaws or syphilis — I don't know enougli about either 
to know when I see it. Nothing I did lieljied. Every day 
it kept eating away more and more. When we washed 
the mouth, a couple of teeth would fall out, and the flesh 
on the chin would slough ofi' until the jaw bone was bare. 
Then it crept up into the eye, and finally they didn't bring 
it back. Thab was all in about a week's time." 

An African funeral is interestingly described by Miss 
Crain'ford in a letter just received. It was written at 
Bassai, par Bozoum, par Bangui, French Equatorial Africa : 
"On the way back from Betare Friday we passed a place 
V. here tliey were having a funeral celebration. When anyone 
dies they for several days, to 
assure the spirit a happ}' entrance 
into the other land and to do hom- 
age to the spirit so he won't come 
back later to punish them. Drink- 
ing and feasting seems to be the 
urge that motivates many of them, 

"Tlie affair last week had more 
of the aspect of a street fair than 
any I've ever seen before. The 
whole village was full of people, 
MISS MABEL CRAWFORD standing laughing and talking be- 
fore almost every house. There 

didn't seem to be much evidence of mourning. Only a small 
grouj) of wailing dancing women was grouped about the 
drummers wlio were )3ounding tlie drums as though com- 
pletelv demon possessed, which they probably were. 

"A laughable, yet pitiful thing happened as I was pass- 
ing. Suddenly a man broke loose from a crowd and ran 
as quickly as possible into a nearby house. That attracted 
my attention to him (I'd have not noticed liim particularly 
in the midst of the group otherwise), and upon second glance 
I recognized him as one of our Christians who always is 
having a hard time trying to prove to us his deep spirituality 
and love for tlie things of the Lord. I really believe the 
boy loves the Lord, but material things liave a big hold 
in his life. 

"ApjDarently 'shame killed liim' tliat I should see him 
in such company, but what liurt me was tliat lie had more 
concern to keep me from finding it out than to be well 
pleasing to the Lord. I asked my boy if he thought God 
could not see him inside the house. You see, human nature 
is no different under black skin .... How many do you liave 
in your church who want you to think they are a model of 
perfect behavior, while deep underneath lie many things 
wliich they like to keep hidden in a house ?....! wonder 
liow many of us know about .... iserhaps all of us. People 
at home are so inclined to think crossing the ocean makes 
us sinless .... when we are as frail and sinful as any of 

Fekele may have been once but an "ignorant little bush 
boy" of ^liss Crawford's, but we pi-edict that, if our Lord 
shall tarry, he shall become a great servant for our Lord 
and Savior in far away Africa. Of him Miss Crawford 

"In my French Bible hour this afternoon with mjr jjer- 
sonal boy we were studying the Lamb of God, and I intro- 
duced him for the first time to Isa. 53. How that Messianic 
prophecy thrilled him as I showed how it was literally ful- 
filled in Christ's trial and death. Fekele was a member 
of my first class of ignorant little bush boys when I started 
P'rench School at Bellevue. He soon went ahead of them 
and I took him on as mj' personal boy and taught him to 
type. When I came back this time he and his young bride 
were willing to leave their home and come over here with 
me. He has become my right hand almost, and I feel 
tlic Lord has given me a real ministry in the hours I 
sjiend with him on the Word. I recently ga^■e him a cross 
reference Bible, and am teaching him the immeasurable 
wealth that it ojaens up to him. He enjoys tracing some 
New Testament fact back to its Old Testament origin. 
Yesterday we had the verse, 'No man hath seen God at 
anjf time', and in that connection I referred him to the 
time the Lord covered Moses with His hand until He passed, 
so that Moses might not see His face ; also, the account of 
the glory reflected in Closes' face as he came down from 
the mount. Those made a great impression upon him." 

Rev. H. G. C. Hallock, a missionary in Shanghai, China, 
in a letter to the Editor says: 

"Our own Sunday Schools have been burned and we are 
refugees. Our church has been damaged and many useful 
things have been looted. It may be we were counting them 
precious instead of counting Him precious. Oh, friends, 
pray that I, my Sunday School scholars, church members 
and workers may draw very close to Jesus, so near that we 
can even take joyfully the spoiling of our goods. It is 
indeed heart-breaking, but thank God, we still have Jesus, 
heaven, and our work to do for Him. 

JANUARY 6, 1940 


By Dr. Florence N. Gribble, French Equatorial Africa 
NOTE. — The American incidents in tlie story are iictitious, but 
tlie missionary incidents liave all occurred in the writer's personal 
experience in Africa. — F. N. G. 

"Liouar bene, liouar bene." (There is no path, there is 
no path). They were her dying words. Only a few days 
had the gospel been preached to her, and in those few days 
of intense suffering and dying 
agony she had not been able to 
grasp the truth. The fact that for 
her there was a path had not yet 
entered her darkened mind. She 
was one of the many who hear the 
Word through the medical work at 
the hospital, but fortunately one 
of the few who having there receiv- 
ed it, go out in darkness". 

Harvey Manton sat in his room 
in the city boarding house connect- 
ed with Smith Medical College in °^- FLORENCE N. GRIBBLE 
Chicago, as he read this letter from his sister, a medical 
missionary in Africa. It was a letter of seeming failure. 
It was a letter which seemed to show that his sister's life 
was being wasted, but he did not receive it. so. Upon his 
heart there came simply a greater burden of prayer that 
the Word might be preached in a speedier way, in a more 
effective way to souls such as this one who had gone out in 
darkness. He fell upon his knees in prayer — prayer that he 
too might sometime be privileged to minister to souls in 
heathen lands, as his sister was privileged to do, even though 
like her, sometimes, he might fail to see the immediate 
reward of his labors. 

In Harvey's class in college there were three boys who 
were great chums. Thej^ were always seen together on 
every possible occasion. They were the sons of Christian 
parents, and unlike the majority of the young men in that 
medical college, were earnest Christians seeking to con- 
secrate their all to Him who died for them. 

Harvey arose from his knees strengthened and comforted. 
The pathos of the little incident in his sister's letter had 
touched him deeply. It would not be long before John 
and Jack would be coming in to spend the evening with 
him in study. He would relate the story to them, perhaps 
to them it would be a blessing also. He then threw himself 
quickly into his study chair and took down from his shelves 
a huge copy of "Osier's Practice of Medicine" and was 
soon lost in deep study. 

From this absorjotion he was aroused by a tap at the 
door which he knew to be Jack's. "Come in Jack", he 
called heartily. Jack came in with an open letter in his 
hand. He was not a hale, hearty specimen of humanity 
like Harvey, but a silent, very delicate boy, who seemed 
indeed strangely out of place in the career he had chosen 
unless it might be to better care for his own health. The 
sorrow and suffering of one's life usually deepen and inten- 
sify one's sympathies. And so it was with Jack Harmon. 
His face beamed with spirituality, his eyes with a deep 
sympathy, as he dropped into a chair that Harvey offered 
him, and said: "Harvey, I can hardly wait to show you 
this letter". 

Harvey thought of his own letter and marveled at the 
coincidence, but said in a friendly way, "Go on, old fellow, 
I am ready to hear the worst". "This letter" said Jack 
by way of introduction, "is from my brother in India. He 

has just been telling me about some terrible cases that 
liave come into his hospital there. In the first place he has 
told me of four women — but wait, why tell you? I will 
read the letter aloud : 

Last night there came into my hosf)ital here, four 
women in extreme suffering. In a military encampment 
near m}' compound these women had been sleeping 
together in one of the small huts. Strangely — I have 
not yet been able to ascertain how — the hut caught 
fire. It was not long before the roof crashed in upon 
the poor helijless women. Their cries of agonj' brought 
the soldiers to their relief. As soon as they were 
extricated, they started walking to the hospital. The 
militarjr encampment is on the hill opposite that on 
which our mission compound is situated. Would you 
believe it, that one of these women dropped dead the 
moment she arrived at the hospital ! So terrible were 
her wounds that the effort caused her death. Truly 
the people in this dark land need Christian care, they 
need Christian hospitals, they need the touch of Christ. 
I am doing my best for the three remaining women. 
It will require months of treatment. Pray that they 
may indeed find their Savior. 

I forgot to tell you that the day previous to this 
accident had been an especially difficult one. I was 
extremely weary, but as the knock came at my door 
I heard a voice saying: 'I was sick, and ye visited me'. 
Could I have hesitated? Had I done so I am sure that 
same Voice would have spoken in reproachful accents : 
'Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of the least of 
these brethren, ye did it not unto Me.' " 
Jack Harmon dropped the letter. For a moment he was 
speechless; then he said, "Harvey, you are the most for- 
tunate fellow in the world. Were it possible for me to do 
so and be a Christian, I would envy you !" 

Harvey considered this a somewhat radical change of 
subject. "Why Jack", he said, "what do j^ou mean"? 

"I mean", he said, "that you can go to some of these 
darkened heathen lands to relieve the suffering in the midst 
of conditions which we can hardly imagine, while I, alas ! 
I can only pray !" 

Jack's physical weakness was a thorn in the flesh. Gladly 
would he have gone to the ends of the earth for his Master. 
But alas, he had endured much of opposition even in taking 
the medical course at home, or thinking of the comparatively 
easy practice in a civilized land. Thinking to comfort, 
Harvey said: "You can do more than pray, old fellow; 
you can give of your means as they accumulate to carry 
the gospel to places where you yourself can never go". 

"Give"! ejaculated Jack sadly, "Gladly would I do so, 
gladlj' will I do so. but" — he lowered his voice — "do you 
really think I shall make a successful physician" ? 

Harvey had cofidence in the brilliant gifts of his young 
friend and gave him that encouragement which he needed 
at this moment of testing. "Successful"? he said. "Jack, 
of course you will be successful. The time has come now 
for us to choose our specialties. I shall choose none. For 
the foreign field I must study every branch of medicine. 
But Jack, you should choose some specialty which will not 
be a physical strain upon you." 

"I had not thought of that", said Jack; "yet, I believe 
you are right. I will think and pray about it that I may 
be guided as the Lord would have me. By the way Harvey, 
before I came over this evening I had an hour with Osier. 
I believe I could stand for a quiz on the Practice of Medi- 


"You're right, old fellow, we will quiz each other. I 
have not spent an hour with him, so I will quiz you first." 

The two friends had finished their mutual quiz when 
there came another knock at the door, ringing and vibrant. 
Neither doubted that it was John — John, full of life, full 
of zeal, full also of ambition. "Just in time John", said 
Harvey. "We have finished our quiz". Good for you", 
John interrupted, "I have had two hours with Osier at 
home". "All right ', said Harvey, "since Osier is out of 
the way, I will share with you and with Jack a letter I have 
received today". And Harvey read the sad story quoted 
above concerning the experiences of his sister in Africa, and 
then they mentioned briefly the letter which had come to 

"Quite a coincidence", said John, "that you two fellows 
should have both received letters from your missionary 
relatives the same evening. I have no missionary relatives". 

"You know John", said Harvey, "I am going to be a 
missionary myself". 

"And I would like to be", added Jack quickly, "I would 
if I could". 

"I am a Christian", said John slowly, "as you know. 
I too want to serve the Lord with my gifts, but I had not 
thought of the foreign field as a place for my service. You 
know", he said, "You fellows will excuse me, because you 
have both spoken so enthusiastically about foreign work, and 
I have sometimes wondered if there isn't a lot of sentiment 
about it after all, and especially about medical work. Of 
course I know the Lord said, 'Go ye into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every creature', but I don't know 
about medical work and hospitals out there among those 
ignorant heathen. 'Civilized care for civilized lands' is 
my motto. They surely have their doctors ; they surely have 
their wa3's of caring for the sick after all these centuries. 
Why waste money which might be spent in the direct preach- 
ing of the gospel in introducing foreign ways among them?" 

Harvey rose quickly to his feet. "I keep all my sister's 
letters," he said. "Just excuse me John, the file is right 
back of there. Ah ! Here it is, the very one I want. I 
cannot answer your question myself, John, about their 
doctors, but here is a letter my sister sent me. We are 
only young fellows, I know, and we must read it reverently. 
Doubtless my sister wouldn't have written to me along 
this line if it had not been my purpose to study medicine. 
1 will read it all." 

"Dear Harvey, " it ran, "I must tell you about an African 
night. You don't know I haven't been on the field many 
months yet, and in central Africa one's freight is often 
much delaj'ed. I was unpacking some of my special instru- 
ments — among them my obstetrical forceps — when a man 
knocked at the window-sill, having caught a glimpse of 
me in my little office. 'Can you come at once,' he said, 
'and deliver my wife who is in labor' ? Yes, I under- 
stood him. I understand nearly everything now, although 
I have difficulty in expressing all I wish to say. However, 
I have made it a principle not to use an interpreter. I 
find it makes for rapid progress in the language." 

"And this ", said Harvey as he interrupted the reading 
of the letter to make an explanation, "was shortly after 
my sister's arrival, when she had no hospital and no nurse 
and no trained medical assistants of any kind." 

He then resumed the reading of the letter: "The super- 
intendent of the mission volunteered to accompany me. We 
found the poor woman, who had been four days in the 
utmost agony, and whose life was about to be sacrificed 

according to their horrible custom of abandoning them to the 
hyenas in the bush. Just as they were about to carry her 
out, a boy who had been at the mission said, 'There is a 
doctor at the mission. She helps many people. Why don't 
you call her' ? And so, reluctantly, the husband had come." 

"Well, the gentleman who accompanied me gave the 
anesthetic, and in fifteen minutes (thanks, from the human 
side, to my forceps which had just arrived) the baby was 
born. There were cries of 'God! God!' all through the 
village, and some would have fallen down and worshipped 
us had we permitted it, but we took the opportunity to 
preach Christ unto them. I could understand Mr. Downing's 
wonderful message, although I could never have given it, 
and I do not wonder that the result was a great turning 
to the Lord among the villagers. The sad part of it is, that 
the woman had suffered so many things at the hands of these 
heathen doctors during those four days of agony without 
receiving one bit of relief." 

Harvey replaced the letter as he finished. "There are 
multiplied instances in my sister's letters of the horrors of 
the witch doctor's malpractice." John was silent. Jack 
spoke quickly: "Again I can only say, I would go if I 

There was silence in the little room for a moment or two — 
such a silence as augurs for a change of subject. Harvey 
as host took the burden upon himself. 

"So you feel you are ready for Osier, do you John' ? 

"Yes, I believe so". 

"Well, Jack and I are, too. Let's have a half hour 
together with Materia-Medica". And again the friends were 
soon lost in their absorbing studies. 

!More than a half hour elapsed before John and Jack left 
Harvey's comfortable room. Jack went home to pour out 
his heart to his heavenly Father that he might be shown 
some way to aid in relieving the world's sulTering and in 
bringing Christ to the hearts of men. John went home to 
a troubled sleep, and as is so often the case with troubled 
sleepers, to dream. 

He was riding in a taxi along Michigan Boulevard. Some 
way or other an accident occurred, and the occupants of the 
car were more or less seriously injured and were taken 
to the nearest hospital. John, however, was neglected. In 
Ids dream he lay there upon the cold pavement uncared for. 
Those around him, it seemed, thought him unconscious ; but 
he could hear voices and understand them. 

"After all," said one, "why waste money on him.' Our 
business is to preach the gospel". 

"He seems to be helpless, the rest have left him," said 
another, "Why should we care for him? How do we know 
that he would become a Christian were he to recover ? How 
do we even know that he would recover? If he did not 
recover, or, if he recovered without being converted, our 
time and money would be lost. " 

"Yes", said the first speaker, "you are right, I repeat 
it, our business is to preach the gospel". And they left 
him, like those of old, who passed by on the other side. 

In his dream John wished for some good Samaritan to 
come and minister unto him. He remembered manj' Scrip- 
ture texts that had never been so vivid to him before. "What 
doth it i^rofit, my brother, if a man say he hath faith and 
have not works? Can that .faith save him? If a brother 
and sister be naked, and in lack of daily food, and one of 

JANUARY 6, 1940 

you say unto them, "Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; 
and yet ye give them not the things needful to the body; 
what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it have not works, is 
dead in itself." 

Thoughts passed and repassed in his mind, coupled with 
other verses which he had learned in Sunday School as a 
little child. Among them: "But whosoever hath this world's 
good and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his 
compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him ?" 
"My little cliildren let us not love in word, neither with the 
tongue, but in deed and in truth". To him in his troubled 
dream came the realization that he was not loved in deed 
and in truth by those whose voices he had heard. He had 
been refused care at home, just as others were being refused 
care abroad. And again he wished for some good Samaritan 
to come and minister unto him ! 

The large clock in the neighborhood struck two. He 
awakened. He realized that it had all been a dream, but 
he realized too the purpose of his dream. In a civilized 
land the experience which had come to his consciousness 
could only have come to him in a dream ; and especially in 
the large city where he was situated it could never have 
been a reality. He now offered to God that humble prayer 
which he could not have offered a few hours previous. 
"Accept me Lord, for Thy service, where thou ■wilt". 

Five years have passed. Harvey has joined his sister in 
Africa, and John has gone to India, whei-e Jack would have 
loved to go. Jack is now one of Chicago's most successful 
occulists. He lives simply, and the larger portion of his 
earnings is devoted to the Lord's work. Many a check finds 
its way to Harvey in Africa or to John in India. Many 
a struggling nurse or medical student with an avowed 
intention for the foreign field receives a word of encourage- 
ment or a timely gift from the man whose success has come 
in answer to prayer. 

In Harvey's work in Africa ten young boys are being- 
trained to be medical assistants. Twenty young girls are 
being trained to be nurses. Jack has them much on his 
heart in jDrayer. For them he does what he can. The 
allowance of these students is very small, not more than one 
dollar per month for each. Many of the children in Jack's 
Sunday School class are interested and have volunteered to 
support a medical worker in training. Others among his 
juvenile friends are busy in the preparation of bandages 
and dressings for the hospitals of which Dr. Jack has told 
them. Little prayer circles have been formed among Jack's 
acquaintances where the patients in foreign hospitals are 
prayed for by name. 

Probably the greatest joy which comes to Dr. Jack is 
to have some young man or young woman come to him and 
say: "Dr. Jack, I have decided to study for the foreign 
field through j'our influence". We cannot tell who is 
happiest today, Harvey in his hospital in Africa, John with 
Dr. Harmon in India, or Dr. Jack in Chicago — praying 
always, giving where he can, and going through countless 
proxies, which is the consequence of his having done what 
he could to relieve the suffering in foreign lands and to 
bring souls to Christ. Have ice done what we can ? Have 
you? Have I? 

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at least once everj^ quarter. 

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Please cooperate with us in this important feature 
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of ours are busier than a boy in a corn field with seventeen bum- 
blebees up his pants legs, and a dozen more down the back of his 
shirt !" Yes, that's exactly what the editor said when we read a 
letter from Sister Kennedy of our Be'-MiUer Station in French 
Equatorial Africa. Mrs. Kennedy is our Field Treasurer in Africa. 
Apart from a lot of business matters, liere is a quotation from a 
otter just received: 

Have a few minutes before it is time to eat, so will get 
my letter started at least. I'd never make a good Christian 
Scientist, I get too hungrj'. They say it is noly a habit 
but I've noticed they themselves 
don't get rid of the habit. I knew 
some that actually made them- 
selves very sick eating to much of 
the same thing. I can do that good 
myself .... 

I've surely had some event-full- 
days since I've returned from my 
wonderful vacation. How is this 
for a full day: 1 :30 A. M.— Gentle 
tap, tap at my front door. "What 
is it.''" "My wife is in labor". ..Is 
MRS. KENNEDY she coming to the dispensary?" 

"Yes." "O. K. I'll be right there." Then a hasty dressing 
and a still hastier search for something suitable for cord 
ties. Nothing, nothing- available so finally cut the taps 
from a boudoir cap and boil them up. The next thing was 
to calm myself. This was the first time I'd had to do it 
all by myself. Then, too, one of those fierce headaches 
was beginning to ci'eep up over the left side of my head. I 
can't tell you how wonderfully the Lord blessed. Everv'- 
thing just went along so smoothly. At 3:00 o'clock we had 
a fine baby boy. 

At 4 :00 o'clock back to bed until 6 :00, then breakfast and 
off' to the women's class. At 7 :4!5 back to the dispensary 
again where three of us, with two native helpers, took care of 
88 patients. Then back to the house to make an upside 
down cake. Was invited out to dinner so made the cake as 
a contribution. No sooner was started on the cake then one 
of the boys came to tell me a snake case just arrived. I 
let them wait until I finished my cake, left it with the boys 
to bake, and off to the dispensarj' again. Gave the injections 
of serum and jjermanganate, and back to the house again 
to see how the cake turned out. 


It was O. K., but tliat headache had been getting up 
momentum until by this time it was raving. So we fixed up 
a dose of lemon and soda and ten grains of aspirin and 
rested for an hour. At 11:30 went to dinner, had a good 
diimer and by the time dinner was over the headache was 
just about gone, too. 

Just as I got back to the house for the noon-day siesta, 
another tap, tap at my door. "They brought a very sick 
woman to the dispensary just now." So off again to the 
dispensary. The worst of this case is, we don't know what 
ails her. It seems like a case of poisoning. (They re- 
ported this morning that she is better. Praise the Lord.) 
Back to the house again for a little rest and up again for 
3 o'clock classes with the girls. 5 o'clock, off to the village 
to care for three sick babies. Back home for a bite of 
supper, and by 7 o'clock felt fit to turn the world upside 
down. But I didn't do it. 

Last night they called me at 12:30 A. M. — another snake 
case. The funny part of this case is that the man claims 
to have a sure cure medicine for snake bites. But when one 
bit him they brought him to me. 

I hope you're not too awful busy but there is just one 
more — no, two more things — I'd like to tell you. A little 
fellow here, not quite three years old, asked his father how 
long it would be until they would be eating their peanuts. 
The father answered, "When another moon dies, the pea- 
nuts will be ready to eat." Then the little boys asked, 
"How long until the corn will be ready to eat?" The father 
answered again, "When this moon dies, it will be ready 
to eat." After a while the little fellow said, "Go and 
ask Mr. Kliever to take his gun out and shoot the moon so 
that it will die quickly. I am so hungry." 

The Grace of God 

Nothing is lacking for the salvation of men. God has 
provided all. He has not left the garment almost long- 
enough, but needing that we should add a fringe; nor has 
He proved a feast almost sufficient for us if we bring at least 
another loaf; nor has He built a house of merc}^ almost com- 
pleted, but leaving us to add a few more tiles to the roof. 
No, no. The work is finished, and from top to bottom salva- 
tion is of the Lord. — Spurgeon. 


"There is something about this thing of giving that 
blesses us. No man has ever impoverished himself by 
giving. It cannot be done. Those who give most, 
have most left. I believe that every one who gives a 
penny will get it back a hundred-fold. I believe that 
every one who dries a tear with his assistance, will be 
spared the shedding of a thousand tears. Give — and 
somewhere, from out of the clouds, or from the sacred 
depth of human hearts, a melody divine will reach 
your ears, and gladden all your days upon the earth." 

Our Boys 
and Girls 

Hello, Boys and Girls 

Of course you have heard mother and father talk much 
about The Brethren Missionary Herald as they have been 
looking forward to the arrival of the first issue. Perhaps you 
have wished you were older so you could better understand 
and appreciate all the good things its jjages contain. But 
The Brethren Missionar}^ Herald is not a magazine for the 
grown-ups only — it is for you as well. We hope you will 
be delighted to learn that each week there will be one page 
just especial Ij' for j'ou. 

Start the New Year Right 

New jear at the Donaldson liome is a time when everj'one 
makes new year's resolutions. You know what a resolution 
is, don't you ? When you decide to do or not to do certain 
tilings, j'ou are making a resolution. 

This year Father Donaldson resolved to be a pal to his 
children. He usualh^ has scowled when the boj^s have asked 
him to help them make their sail boats, bird houses, kites, 
and the other tilings boys enjoy making. And he seldom 
wanted to be bothered taking the boys with him when 
he went hunting and fishing. 

Mother Donaldson resolved to be more patient with the 
family. Her anger when Father Donaldson has thrown his 
wraps over the back of a chair, instead of hanging them 
where they belong, has started many a quarrel. It seems 
she is always shaking one of the boys for tracking mud in 
the house or getting into the cookie jar. And little jMary had many a scolding for dropping jam or gravy on the 
clean tablecloth. 

James resolved to see how helpful he can be. He has 
decided to surprise father by tending to the furnace, and to 
run errands for motlier, and to do many of the other things a 
boy of twelve can do around the house. 

Donald resolved not to tell any more lies. It seems he 
can't keep out of mischief, and when he gets caught he tries 
to deny that he has done anything. Sometimes he has tried 
to lay the blame on someone else. 

Little Mary resolved to be as good as good can be, not 
onlj' just before Christmas, but throughout the whole long 

Perhaps the Donaldson family will not keep their new 
year's resolutions long. They seldom do, for they have 
never tried the sure way to have a successful new year. They 
always start out the new year fine, but within a few weeks 
seem to have forgotten all about their good resolutions. 

Let's not be like the Donaldsons. Let's start the new year 
right, and continue it right, throughout the whole year. If 
you want to know how to do this, turn in your Bible to the 
following references, and find the letters which belong in the 
words in the place of the X's. In each sentence it is the same 
letter which is missing. 

JANUARY 6, I 940 

If you liave never done so before, yon must look nnto God 
and bX savXd (Isa. 45:22). 

Then you must liXde God's Word Xn your heart so j'ou 
will not sXn agaXnst Him (Ps. 119:11). Read it prayerfully 
every da}', and learn at least one verse every week. 

Then you must prXy without ceXsing (I Thess. 5:17). 
Every morning you can ask God to help you to do the things 
that please Him. And don't forget to thank Him every night 
for the blessings of the day. 

If you do these things, and do a.s God asks in this week's 
memory text, you can be sure of a happy, successful new 
year indeed. 

Dally Bible Readings 

This week in our dailj' Bible readings we will find seven 
things which our Lord Jesus said about Himself. Each day 
after you have read the passage, fill the missing words in 
the blanks. 

Sun. — Jn. 6:32-35. "I am the of 

Mon. — Jn. 8:12. "I am the of the.. 

Tues. — Jn. 10:7-9. "I am the 

Wed. — Jn. 10:11, 11-15. "I am tlie 

Thurs. — Jn. 11:25-27. "I am the 

and the " 

Fri. — Jn. 11:3-6. "I am the , the.. 

and the " 

Sat. — Jn. 15:14. "I am the 

This Week's Memory Verse 

Whether therefore ye cat, or drink, or whatsoever ye 
do, do all to the glory of God. (I Cor. 10:31). 

Don't you think it would be a splendid idea, not only to 
learn this week's memory verse at once, but to make it yovn- 
verse for the entire year? 

Suggestions for Daily Prayer 

Have you ever said you would gladly pray more if you 
only knew for what to praj'? Perhaps the following will 
help you. 

Sun. — Pray for your relatives — your father, mother, sis- 
ters, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins. If any are not 
saved, pray for their salvation. 

Mon. — Pray for j'our friends — your playmates in the 
neighborhood and at school. Pray especially for those who 
do not love Jesus. 

Tues. — Praj' for those who arc leaders in your church — 
your pastor, your Bible School superintendent, your Bible 
School teacher, and the officers in your class or Christian 

Wed. — Pra}' for the members of your class in Bible 
School. Ask God to save those who are not His, and to help 
the others to live lives that please Him. 

Thurs. — Ask God to bless the missionaries (perliaps you 
can name some of them) who are telling people about Jesus 
in other lands. Pray for the boys and girls, and the men 
and women, whom they are teaching. 

Fri. — Pray for those whom you do not like — playmates or 
others who have not treated you right. See what God says 
about this in Mt. 5:44-45. 

Sat. — Make a list of those 3'ou would like to see saved, 
and pray for them. 

Let's Experiment 

To .see why sin has a greater effect on one heart than on 
another, and to determine what kind of a heart I have. 
A pan of water to represent God's Word; a heart cut out 
of tin and one cut out of a sponge, rejaresenting two kinds of 
human hearts ; and a match to represent sin. 

1. DrojJ the hearts into the pan of water for a few 

2. Carefully lift them out and laj' them on the sink for 
a few minutes. 

3. Pick up the tin heart. 

4. Have mother light the match, and hold the flame close 
to the heart for a few moments. 

5. Do the same with the sponge heart. 


Tlie lieart did not absorb any of the water, 

and soon dried. 

The heart absorbed all the water it could 

hold, and remained very, very wet. 

The lighted match held close to the heart 

soon made it black. 

The lighted match did not blacken the 

heart. Instead, the water put out the fire. 

Those who read their Bibles, and hear God's Word at 
cluirch and Bible School, but do not give it any place in their 
hearts, are like the heart. 

Those who hear and read and leai-n all thej' can of God's 

W'ord, and fill their hearts with it, are like the 


Sin easily blackens those whose hearts are like the 

heart. But sin does not blacken the heart 

which, like the heart, is filled with God's 

Word. See Ps. 119:11 and Jn. 15:3. 

My heart is like the heart. 

Topic For January 21 
The Saddest Thing in the World 

Aim: To show the tragedy of leaving God out of one'= 

Preparations: In colored chalk, sketch on the blackboard 
a scene with clouds, moon, stars, mountains, streams, trees, 
flowers, birds, animals, etc. Or if you prefer, cut colored 
pictures of these from magazines, patting them together to 
make such a scene, pinning or tacking them to the wall so 
they can be removed. 


Have the children take turns in erasing or removing the 
picture of one thing which God has made. After these have 
all been removed, ask them wliat is left. Show that that is 
the way witli a ife in whicli Gad has no place. There is 
nothing left that is really beautiful or lasting or worth 
while. Although the world may call such people successful, 
no one who lea^■es God out of his life is ever reallj' a success. 
If their lives do not bring great disappointment in this 
world, their despair and regret when they stand before God 
to give account of their lives (Rom. 14:12 Rev. 20:11-15) 
will be indescribable. All tlie liidden thouglits and acts. 


whether good or bad. \vill tlien be made known (Rom. 2:16, 
I Cor. ■1:5). If yonr sins were not forgi^■en, would you want 
to answer to God for al! your thoughts and deeds, some of 
which you would not even want me to know? 


1. People tried to get along without God before the 
flood, but when trouble came they had no one to help them 
(Gen. 6-7; Lesson 5, True Stories from the Long Ago). 
Did it pay for them to do without God.' 

2. The Egyptians thought they had no need for God, but 
it got them into lots of trouble (Ex. 5-12; Lessons 24-27, 
True Stories from the Long Ago). Did it pay? 

3. Ahab gave God no place in his life, and this brought 
suffering and misery upon his whole kingdom (I Ki. 
16:30-17:1, 21:25-26J 18:1-18, Lessons 67-68, True Stories 
from the Long Ago) . Did it pay ? 

4. The rich young ruler decided not to follow Christ, and 
went away sorrowful ( Mt. 19:16-26; Lesson 122, True 
Stories from the Long Ago). Did it ])ay? 

5. Herod did not give God His proper place, and was 
smitten bj' an angel and was eaten b}' worms (Acts. 12; 
Lesson 138, True Stories from the Long Ago). Did it pay? 


People may seem to get along all right without God, but 
sooner or later they will pay dearly for it (Ps. 37:7-17). 
Can I afford not to give God iirst' place (Mk. 8:35-37)? 
Am I readv to do so now? 

Brethren Missionary Directory 

ADDRESS: 433 Rivadavla. Rio Cuarto, Prov. Cordoba, Argentina, South 

Rev. & Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy. 
Rev. & Mrs. Hill Maconaghy. 


ADDRESS: Yaloke, par Bossangoa, par Bangui, Oubangui-Charl, French 
Equatorial Africa. 

Miss Mary E. Emmert. 

Dr. & Mrs. Floyd W.Taber. 

ADDRESS: Bassal, par Boioum, par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, French 
Equatorial Africa. 

Miss Estella Myers. 

Miss Mabel Crawford. 

ADDRESS: Bozoum, par Berberati, Oubangui-Chari, French Equatorial 

Rev. & Mrs. Orville D. Jobson. 

ADDRESS: Bellevue, par Bossangoa, par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, French 
Equatorial Africa. 

Rev. & Mrs. Chauncey B. Sheldon. 

Miss Florence Bickel. 

ADDRESS: Belcoro (Be-Miller Station), par Paoua-Bangui, Oubangui- 
Chari, F.E.A. 

Dr. Florence N. Gribble. 

Rev. &Mrs. J. P. Kliever. 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Kennedy. 

ADDRESS: Bouca, par Bangui, Oubangi-Chari, French Equatorial Africa. 

Rev. & Mrs. Joseph H. Foster. 

Rev. & Mrs. John W. Hathaway, 2648 S. Rimpau Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Miss Grace Byron, In care of Mrs. W. A. Tennant, 182 Rhode Island, 

Highland Park, Mich. 
Rev. & Mrs. Clarence L. Siekel, 2232 Second St., LaVerne, Calif. 
Rev. & Mrs. Curtis G. Morrill, Bethany Home, Ashland, Ohio. 
Miss Elizabeth S. Tyson, 3438 N. Second St., Philadelphia, Penna. 


Compilt'd 1)1/ Ahni S. Pcarcf 

In This Coming Year 

I will make it a year of faith and prayer, 

A y&a.t of high endeavor; 
I will crowd it with deeds both brave and fair, 

I will act the hero ever; 
I will travel God's path at God s own rate, 

I will welcome both gain and loss. 
Nor will I rebel when heaven's gate 

Looks tragically like a cross. 

— Author unknuum. 

Pellets For Preachers 

An elderly invalid clergvman said to me, "There are three 
or four churches that ask me to preach now and then; but I 
never can sleep the night before, lest I should not get the 
right message ; and I cannot sleep the night after, lest I 
sliould not have spoken it right." 

I said: "Well, I will give you a little healing medicine. 
Psalm 37:5. 'Commit thy wa_v unto the Lord. Trust also in 
Him, and He shall bring it to pass.' That will give you a 
Saturday night's sleep. And Proverbs 16. 3: 'Commit thy 
works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.' 
Then you will have a Sunday night's sleep. " — Jlev. Hubert 

(at Keswick Convention). 

Pointed Paragraphs 

He who walks througli life with an even temper and a 
gentle patience — patient with himself, patient with others, 
patient with difficulties and crosses — he has an ever3fday 
greatness beyond that which is won in the battle or chanted 
in cathedrals. — Dr. Dewey. 

"Kindness is not wasted. Even when it seems to fall on 
unresponsive ground, some one is helped — the person who 
bestowed it." 

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to pre- 
serve the purity of it. — Matthew Henrji. 

Scripture Facts About Salvation 

God thought it (Rom. 3:19-26; 1 Cor. 1:17 to 2:16). 
Christ bought it ( 1 Cor. 6:20; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19). 
The grace of God brought it (Tit. 2:11). 
The Church taught it (Acts 8:4; 26:22, 23). 
The Holy Spirit wrought it (1 Cor. 2:4, 5; 1 Thess. 1:5). 
The Gospel never fails to laud it (Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 


JANUARY 6, I 940 

That the angels might know its profound and fascinating 
mystery, they sought it (1 Pet. 1:12). 
"The'Devii fought it (2 Cor. 4:3, 4). 

But by grace, through faitli, we poor sinners reached out 
and caught it (Eph. 2:8). 

And now it will take a long eternitj' for us to shout it 
(Eph. 2:7; Rev. 5:6-14). 

Then why, lost sinner, will you go through life and all 
eternity without it? (Mark s":36, 1}?). 

And lasth^ sinner, what say you about it? (M^tt. 27:22). 

A Child's Conversion 

A little girl in America, when slie was asked by the church 
committee as to her knowledge of Jesus Christ, and asked to 
recite her experience, said, "I do not know if I have any 
'experience.' All I know is that Jesus said, 'Come unto me,' 
and I came, and He said, 'I will give joii rest,' and He 
gave me rest." One of the older men said, "But you don't 
seem to know much about the Slough of Despond, my dear." 
She dropped a curts}' and said, "Please, sir, I did not come 
tliat way." — .]. T. Pierson. 

Enoch was translated (Gen. 5:24) and, like the church, 
which will be translated, was not left to see the world's evil 
rise to a head. 

The earth was filled with violence (Gen. 6:11). The earl- 
iest skeletons show that man had great muscular powers 
and there are indications of violence and brutality. 

"Noah found grace" (Gen. 6:8). The first thing said of 
Noah and the first use of the word "grace" in the Bible. 
Grrace is the foundation of every life pleasing to God. 

"The waters prevailed" (Gen. 7:18). Science says that 
if the earth were level, there is enough water in the seas to 
cover the earth to a depth of two miles. Cf. v. 20 — "fifteen 
cubits" — 20 or 30 feet. 

The raven is the first bird mentioned bv name in the 
Bible (Gen. 8:7). 

Gen. 9:13 — "Bow in the cloud." The rainbow is the 
joint product of storm and sunshine. God's grace may be 
seen on the background of man's sin. 

The temperance question was first raised in Gen. 9:21. 

Confusion of tong-ues in Gen. 1 1 :7 is seen as an expression 
of judgment, in Acts 2 as an expression of grace. 

"Babel" (Gen. 11:9) means "confusion." Federated sel- 
fishness will always end in confusion. 

Abraham is the only man called "the friend of God " — 
Is. 41:8; 2 Chron. 20:" 7; Jas. 2:23. 

Tliere are thirteen recorded famines in the Bible. 

A New Year Resolve 

Let us make this a truly New Year bv filling it full of: 
NEW FERVOR in helpful service. 
NEW POISE in the careless problems of living. 
NEW TENDERNESS toward all our fellow humans. 
NEW INSIGHT into the fathomless depth of spirit. 
NEW AUSTERITY against all moral compromise. 
NEW CHEER in an environment of tribulation. 
NEW DEPENDENCE upon tlie Infinite, expressing itself 
throuah PRAYER. 

Bible Briefs 

The Hebrew word translated "rib" in Genesis 2:21, is 

used 42 times in the Old Testament and rendered "rib" in 

onl}' this place. It is usually given as "sides" or "cham- 
bers." The word for "rib" is entirely diiferent (see Dan. The Bible Supreme 
7:5). Harper renders Gen. 2:21 as follows: "He took one 
from his sides and closed the flesh instead of it." Another 
scholar says the word means "flank" — woman was taken 
from the flank of man. In any case it should be noted that 
she was declared to be "flesh of his flesh" as well as "bone 
of his bones." 

Wanted — Peculiar People 

/ have heard it said, "Yes, he is a good 7nan, Iiut 
peculiar." I should like to find a church made up of 
peculiar people — that church would shake the world. 
Christ said we were to be peculiar, zealous (on fire), 
full of good works. Elijah was peculiar, hut he was 
worth more than the hundred thousand around him. 
Enoch — / suppose all pointed to him; and Daniel loas 
the most peculiar man Babylon ever had. When God 
has a great work to do. He will call some peculiar man 
to do it — a man who sets his hack to the world and his 
face towards heaven like a flint. And the eyes of the 
Lord run to and fro to find such an one! — D. L. 

Sentence Sermons 

EVIL THOUGHTS will in time bear evil fruit for all 
the world to see. 

TOO MANY OF US are like wheel-barrows: useful only 
when pushed, and easily upset. 

EVEN RAILROAD TIES wouldn't last as long as they 
do if they didn't "give" a little to every jolt and passing 

NOW THEY'RE TELLING that a lady in Glasgow 
went on a hunger strike, and within a week had received 
twenty proposals ! 

"Suppose you were sent to prison for three years and 
could only take three books with you, which three would you ' 
choose ? Please state them in order of their importance." 
This question was sent by the editor of an influential London 
newspaper to one hundred prominent men — peers, members 
of Parliament, professors, authors, merchants — a compre- 
hensive selection. Few of them were keen about religion; 
many were not even church-goers ; others were agnostics or 
atheists. Yet 98 of tliem placed the Bible first on their list. 
— The Missionary Reviexc of The World. 

Precious Package 

As a teacher I have heard many funny things said by 
children — but this is the best : 

"What is cowhide chiefly used for?" I said to my class 
one day. A boy raised his hand. "I know, sir," he said 
brightly. "Tell the class," I encouraged him. "To keep the 
cow together, sir, " was tlie reply. 



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January 13, 1940 

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Editorials hi/ President Alva J. McClciin 

"Like unto Children Sitting in the Markets" 

There are some people who have warped their own 
souls into a state of continual fault-finding against the 
cliildren of God. In their eyes nothing is right that 
the true believer tries to do. They have made up their 
minds in advance to admit no good regarding those who 
are faithfully declaring the message of the Lord. Ar- 
gument, no matter how reasonable, has no effect what- 
ever upon their minds. They have decided what they 
will see, and they are able to see nothing else. To sat- 
isfy them is impossible. Even if God Himself should 
walk once more among men in flesh and blood, as He 
once did, the)' would regard all that He said and did 
with disgruntled and critical eyes. 

If the preacher proclaims salvation b.v free grace 
alone without human works, the)' will denounce him 
as a "sinner" who teaches men to go on living in sin. 
But if, on the other hand, he condemns the worldly 
ways of 25rofessing Christians who defile themselves 
with such things as divorce, tobacco and the demoral- 
ii'iing movie, the same people will say that the preacher 
is a narrow minded radical. 

The Lord Himself had to face such carping critics, 
and He dealt witli them effectively with ironical hu- 
mor. You are "like unto children sitting in the mar- 
kets," He said, "calling unto their fellows, and say- 
ing, 'We have piped unto you and ye have not danced : 
we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.' 
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they 
said, 'He hath a devil.' The Son of Man came eating 
and drinking, and they say, 'Behold a man gluttonous, 
and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners' " 
(Matt. 11:16-19). 

Humanity has not changed in nineteen hundred 
years. If we lay dofn the commandments of the Lord 
and demand that those who profess to be His should 
walk by this rule, they will brand us as fanatical dev- 
ils. But if we jDreach the infinite grace of God to lost 
men, they denounce us for showing mercy and hope 
to "sinners," for making salvation too "easy." Well, 
it is no accident that our Lord just a few verses lower 
in the passage says this very thing, "For my yoke is 
easy, and my burden is light" (Matt. 11:30). As the 
servants of the Lord, we doubtess make many mistakes 
in our ministry. But let us forever beware of making 
"hard" what the Lord declares to be "easy." 

Can the Christian Endorse Kagawa? 

There is no doubt but that Kagawa, Japanese 
preacher and social worker, is one of the most remark- 
able men of modern times. His self sacrificing labors 
in the city slums of Japan are a saga of heroism. So 
impressive has his work been, that by many prominent 
religious leaders of this country he has been named 
' The First Christian" of the present generation. And 

not long ago a lecture tour through the United States 
became for Kagawa a veritabe march of personal tri- 
umph in which church and educational leaders vied 
with one another in paying tribute to the little quiet- 
spoken Jaiaanese. His writings have been loudly ap- 
plauded and sold widely in our country. 

Now in seeking to appraise such men as Kagawa, 
it is necessary for the Christian to examine first ex- 
actly what he teaches. And in doing this, we .should 
beware of prejudice either for or against him as an 
individual. That he happens to belong to another race, 
not very well liked in America today, should not be 
P'ermitted to enter our estimate of his message. On 
the other hand, the unquestionable heroism of his per- 
sonal deeds must not blind our eyes to anything that 
may be wrong with his message. Too often people 
thoughtlessly infer that a man capable of heroic deeds 
must be a teacher of truth. Unfortunately this is not 
so. The ancient Stoics were capable of tremendous 
personal heroism, but their philosophy was false for 
the most part, and their courage was the courage o.f 

What about the teachings of Kagawa? Let us ex- 
amine a few specimen passages from his books and 
The Law of Life" (298-299) 

writings. In his "Love, 

he writes, "This is the message of evolution, that the 



bud . 

. Belief in evolution is faith 
in the progressive entrance into an ever-expanding free- 
dom — from seed to shoot, bud to flower, from anthro- 
poid to human, from man to son of God. What a cour- 
ageous faith! The belief that there is a direct line of 
evolution from amoeba to man is a more daring and 
romantic faith than the belief in the myth of a Cre- 
ator making something out of nothing. I will not en- 
quire how the amoeba became man. If it is said it be- 
came man through the process of Nature, the explan- 
ation is simple: The amoeba is cleverer than a bungl- 
ing god." Again on pages 302-30-1, Kagawa makes the 
following statements: "The terms evolution and God 
[Joint towards the same entity." God is evolution it- 
self at work within the ego." "He who affirms evolu- 


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lion will necessaril}' affirm God, for the one God is 
evolutionary power intrinsic." 

These clearly expressed statements makes it evi- 
dent that Kagawa is simpl}' a pantheistic evolutionist 
who like the ancient Stoics confuses the Creator with 
His creation. If 5'ou want to know what the Apostle 
Paul would say about Kagawa, read Romans 1:18-25, 
especially' the last verse. 

The Pope and our Present Government 

More than one thoughtful observer, both in and out- 
side the Christian church, has watched with consider- 
abe anxiety the intimacy which is growing up between 
the Vatican and high officials in this country. Joseph 
P. Kennedy, devout Roman Catholic and United States 
Ambassador to Great Britain, was asked in a news in- 
terview to describe his impressions at the ceremony of 
inducting the new Pope into his office. This is what 
he said: 

"It was a day overwhelming in its solemnity, in its 
magnificence, in its universal appeal. Forty-one na- 
tions were rei^resented. But above all the pageantry, 
ceremonies and cheers stood the figure of His Holi- 
ness. It seemed to us no longer the figure of a man. 
hut more a God-like figure." 

Holding to the honored policy of our nation, we 
dare not question the right of such men as Mr. Ken- 
nedj' to think and worsliip as they please without hin- 
drance. That is one thing. It is not that anyone wants 
to deny the Roman Catholic the right to worshi20 as 
he .feels is right. But the thing which should concern 
us is the political views of the Roman Catholic hier- 
archy which still holds that the Pojae is a temporal 
sovereign who, because he reigns in Christ's stead, is 
the rightful ruler of all other rulers. 

Recently the Roman Catholic organization has 
launched a drive in America to put God into govern- 
ment and its affairs. Now such a drive looks well on 
the face of it, and more than one Protestant has en- 
dorsed it. But we do well to ask just what the Roman 
Catholic means by "putting God" into government. 
To this question there is but one answer: It is the 
Roman Catholic "god" who is to be put there, togeth- 
er witb his ancient policies and ways, if not now, at 
least eventually when the fears of men have been qui- 
eted sufficiently. For it is the boast of "Rome" that 
she never changes, and that her official voice is in- 

There are two distinct tendencies which we should 
watch and fear: First, after centuries of supporting the 
divine right of kings against democratic movements. 
Rome has suddenly become the defender of democra- 
cy. Why? Because today Rome needs friends, and 
she has found that the democracy of this country is 
the richest and easiest field for exploitation in the 
v.orld today. Therefore in this country (but not in 
Italy and other Catholic countries) Rome has become 
a defender of "religious freedom." On the other hand, 
the democratic governments of the world, feeling the 
need of help in their battle against the totalitarian na- 
tions.^, and appraising the amazing organization and in- 
fluence of the Vatican as a possible help, are looking 
definitely and favorably toward Rome. Thus the 
marriage of civil government and organized "Chris- 

tendom" becomes more and more a i^ossibiity. But 
according to the Word, it will be merely a marriage 
of convenience. Read Revelation 17. 

Who Left What? 

Some time ago a certain Methodist minister out in 
the state of Kansas got sick of the unbelief and apos- 
tasy in his denomination, and feeling that he could do 
nothing more to help the situation he announced pub- 
licly his intention to leave the denomination. As rea- 
Fons for taking this momentous step after eighteen 
years in the Methodist church, he gave the following: 
"It is common practice today, in the Methodist Church, 
either to deny outright the most essential doctrines 
of the Bible or to hush them up." Among these doc- 
trines, he cited the virgin birth, the resurrection of 
the bod}', and the second coming. "Instead of preach- 
ing regeneration," he charged, "I am admonished to 
teach the devil's doctrine that all men are brothers." 
And he closed his public announcmnt witli the pra3'er, 
"God help the Methodist Church." 

Now this incident is nothing new today. The same 
thing has been taking pace in various denominations. 
But the really significant thing about the above men- 
tioned incident is the way the newspapers reported 
the matter. According to the headline of the article, 
readers were informed that this certain Methodist min- 
ister had "left the faith"! 

Ignorance & Hyprocrisy 

Two things about the whole stor}' will interest the 
informed Christian: First, the profound ig-norance of 
the press in general about the situation in denomina- 
tions like the Methodist Church. Second, the deep- 
dyed hj'procrisy of man}' denominational leaders. As 
a matter of fact, man}' denominations have all but 
scuttled the real Christian "faith" as far as the of- 
ficials in control are concerned. But let some faithful 
minister of the Lord withdraw from the camp of un- 
belief, and the officials at once denounce him as an 
aijostate from "the faith." And the newspapers, often 
uninformed as to the real issues, sometimes repeat the 
hypocritical slander. Loyalty to some man-made or- 
ganization is placed above loyalty to faith in the Lord 

Perhaps we should not be surprised at such ignor- 
ance and perverseness. The last days, according to the 
Apostle Paul, would be characterized by the falling 
of men from the reality of Christian faith, and at the 
same time by a fanatical adherence to mere "forms of 
godliness" (2 Tim. 3:1-5). 

For many years the Brethren have warned against 
substituting loyalty to man-made creeds for loyalty to 
the faith of Christ. We need to learn that it is no less 
vicious to substitute loyalty to man-made organizations 
for loyalty to the faith once for all delivered unto the 

The Old Testament deals with Law and ends 
with a curse (Mai. 4:6). The New Testament deals 
with grace and ends with a blessine- (Rev. 22:21), 



Herman A. Hoyt 

Professor of The New Testament and Greek, 

Grace Theological Seminarjj 

The little book of Pliilippians was written to describe 
normal Christian experience. So observe carefull}' tlie 
phrase "normal Christian experience." While it is true 
that everyone has experience^ for experience is simply 
to live through the course of events, it is not true that 
everyone has "Christian experience." And while it is 
true that every believer has "Christian experience," for 
Christian exiserience is simi^ly to live in relationship 
with Christ, it is not true that every believer has "norm- 
al Christian experience." Nevertheless, normal Chris- 
tian experience is the standard for every believer, and 
anything less than that is neither completely beneficial 
to the believer nor pleasing to the Lord. 

Most people want to be normal ; that is, they do not 
want to be supernormal, nor do they want to be sub- 
normal, for either extreme is freakish in its deportment. 
And wliile in the realm of mentality we refer to the su- 
pernormal and to the subnormal as well as the normal, 
in the realm of spiritual things we recognize only two 
levels instead of three. There is the normal Christian 
n-ho is the spiritual man, and who stands at the very 
top of the spiritual ladder, and there is the man who 
falls below the I'ormal level, who is the carnal man. 
Now it is normal Christian experience of which Paul 
writes in the little book of Philippians, and into which 
the Holy Spirit would lead every believer. 

Also, let it here be said, that normal Christian exper- 
ience is the life with fulness of joy, as a careful study 
of this epistle will attest. Therefore, where Christian 
experience falls below normal, there will be absence of 
joy; and where Christian experience follows the course 
which is marked out as normal, there will there be ful- 
ness of joy; for joy is the emotional overflow from the 
fulness of Christ. It cannot be worked up under any 
circumstances, and 3'et in conjunction with the fulness 
of Christ it will manifest itself regardless of circum- 
stances. And since every believer wants his life filled 
and overflowing with joy, it therefore follows that he 
must travel through the realms of normal Christian ex- 
perience as outlined in the book of Philippians. There- 
fore note. 

First, The Person of Christ is the Philosophy for 
Christian Living (1:21) 

"For to me to live is Christ." Contrary to what a 
great many have taught, the phrase "to live" does not 
mean the same as the word "life," for the word "life" 
may mean the principle of existence, or the span of ex- 
istence, or the condition of existence; but the phrase 
"to live" extends far beyond that, referring to the acts 
and activity that fills one's life; to the events and cir- 
cumstances which go' to make up the daily routine of 
the believer's life And since living consists in thinking, 
v.illing, speaking, and doing, Paul is asserting in his 
case, Christ is to fill up his thinking, his willing, his 

speaking, and his doing. Christ is to be the subject of 
his thoughts, the object of his will, the message of his 
sjieech, and the substance of his deeds. 

Thus, Christ becomes the philosophy for normal 
C hristian experience. Nor should the Christian shy away 
from the word philosophy as though it were a pagan 
idea. For as a matter of fact the word simply means 
a system of thought or a world-view which motivates 
one's life. And the Christian, no less than the average 
man of the street, needs a philosophy by which to mo- 
tivate his life. And for him, that should be Christ, Who 
will cause the aimlessness of life to disappear, mental 
confusion to beocome. order, and disturbances to cease. 
This philosophy will undergird him for all the exper- 
iences of life and equip liim for a life of fruitful service. 

Second, The Mind of Christ is the Principle for 
Christian Conduct (2:5) 

"Let this mind be in j'ou which was also in Christ 
•fesus." This is to remind the believer that normal Chris- 
tian experience does not consist alone in a philosophy 
to motivate one's life, although that is primary and 
basic, but include a principle to guide one in his con- 
duct. That there is a need for such a principle is very 
dcfinitelj' demonstrated in the quarrels and clashes that 
occur in every congregation of believers. So Paul de- 
scribes the principle that should guide Christian con- 
duct in verses 1-i of chapter two, and follows this des- 
cription with a superb illustration from the life and 
ministry of Christ in verses 5-11. When the salvation of 
men was at stake, He did not selfishly cling to what 
rightfully belonged to Him, but gave it up that He 
might accomplish the work of the cross, and all of this 
He did for the glory of the Father. That is the mind of 
Christ, and the principle which should guide every Chris- 
tian in his service for the Lord. 

Selfish ambitions will wreck the most well-organized 
society and throw it into a confusion where order can 
never be restored. Lucifer, the son of the morning, now 
the arch-enemy of God, once wrecked heaven, and has 
since wrecked the earth, all because he selfishly sought 
his own glory (Isa. 11:12-14). But Christ, in that He 
wrought out the whole plan of salvation for the glory 
of the Father, has supremely demonstrated the principle 
that should guide every Christian 

Third, The Mark in Christ Calls for Progress in 
Christian Life (3:14) 

"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high 
calling of God in Christ Jesus." And in this verse it 
is definitely implied that every believer should be mak- 
ing progress toward the mark in Christ. It is not enough 
to have a philosophy of life, and a principle to guide 
conduct, but the believer should employ both of these in 
making progress in the direction of the mark in Christ. 
Now that "mark" is the perfection which is in Christ, 
and which every believer will experience when Christ 
comes again and calls us out of this world. But the 
fact that we shall then be perfect is no occasion for in- 
dolence todaj'. At least Paul found no such occasion 
in that blessed fact. On the contrary, to him there was 
in it a definite incentive for progress in the present life 
toward that goal. And as one of God's saints has said, 

JANUARY 13, 1940 

"If we expect to look like Him some daj', then it fol- 
lows that we ought to begin to look like Him now." And 
toward that goal Paul found joy in continually pressing. 

Nor is that goal vague and indistinct, for all that 
Christ was and is morally and spiritually is the image 
of what we shall be some daj' when we shall see Him 
as He is. For the present any believer has access to 
the blessed book, mirrored in whose dejJths there is the 
image of tlie face of Him who is altogether lovely. And 
that child of God who faithfully and persistently gazes 
upon His face as reflected in the Word will be "chang- 
ed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as 
by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Cor. 3:18). Thus he 
makes progress toward the mark in Christ. 

Finally, The Riches of Christ are the Provision 
for Christian Life (4:19) 

"But my God shall supply all j'our need according 
to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." And with this 
the cycle of normal Christian experience is completed. 
With the philosoph}^ for life in the person of Christ, 
and the principle for conduct in the mind of Christ, and 
the mark in Christ for jorogress in life, and now the 
riches in Christ as the provision for life, the journey of 
the Christian through life can be successfully under- 
taken and completed. Best of all it can be traveled 
throu_gh regions that are wholesome and healthful and 
spiritual. And all of this is provided out of the bounti- 
ful riches of God in Christ. 

Though a motorist may have a vehicle in which to 
travel, and a steering apparatus with which to guide 
his machine, and a destination and a road over which 
io travel, he still cannot make the journey without sup- 
plies of gasoline and oil. And so it is with the believer. 
He may have a philosophjr which is the Person of Christ 
(1:21); and a principle for conduct which is the mind 
of Christ (2:5); and a point of destination which is 
the mark in Christ (3:l-i); but he still needs jsrovision 
for the way which alone can be found in the riches in 
Christ (4:19), for without Him we can do nothing (Jn. 

Nothing short of joy can rise in the heart of one 
who has experienced all of these things during his life. 
He must rejoice when he realizes how completely 
Christ solves every perplexing problem of the journey 
through life. He must rejoice when he realizes how 
perfectly the mind of Christ motivates every service 
for Christ. He must rejoice when he realizes how easy 
it is to make progress toward the clearly revealed goal 
in Christ. He must rejoice when he realizes how re- 
markably God has made provision for every human 
need. This is normal Christian experience and the 
Mfe of loy. 

True Sacrifice 

True sacrifice consists, not so much in giving up 
^n-eat things as in daily relinquishing personal en- 
joyments for the sake of others, without looking 
for love or gratitude in return. 


Phil. 3:10 

Ihi Blaine Snyder 

Senior and J'ice President of the Student Body 

Grace Theolof/ical Seminary 

The partcular word in this passage which sug- 
gests our theme is the word "know." We are 
nuich concerned in this day with knowledge. Pub- 
lic schools, colleges, universities abounding on every 
hand bear a silent testimony to the truth of this state- 
ment. So much emphasis is being placed on education 
that tlie religious life of the nation is being engulfed. 
While men have progressed in their learning, they have 
perverted the truths which we value so highh^ turning 
their backs on the only source of all true wisdom. To 
a large extent the standard by which men are being 
.(udged today is the academic alphabet which follows 
their signature. More and more the emphasis is being- 
placed on the knowledge which a man posses. Since 
tliis is sucli an important theme we do well to consider 
for a few moments the thought of knowedge in reation 
to the Biblical standards bearing on the subject. Thei'e- 
fore let us notice a few things about knowledge. 

Knowledge is a Universal Passion among Men 

From time immemorial there has been an evident un- 
icst and discontent in the hearts of men, a longing to 
know things which were be3'ond their present experi- 
ence. This desire first made itself known among men 
in the experience of the fall in the Garden of Eden. 
Human nature has not changed since it was created, so 
down through the ages men have expended their ener- 
gies to satisfj' the longing of their hearts. Picture the 
experience of the Apostle Paul in the city of Athens 
(Acts 17), or a missionarj' on the field today, and you 
can very readily see what we mean. A passer-by with 
some strange teaching or trinket can always create a 
following. Thus j'ou see that no matter what age you 
examine or what country j'ou explore you will find evi- 
dence of the fact that men are continually seeking to 
satisfy an insatiable appetite for something which they 
do not possess. 

Knowledge is a Fundamental Basis of One's 

Here again we may appeal to historj' and experience 
to prove what we have to say. It is easj^ to see that the 
training one receives to a large extent determines the 
course and nature of his thinking. The great philoso- 
pher Plato certainly furnishes us with an example of 
the influence which one person can wield in the world. 
Every age from his to the present has had to deal with 
the teaching which he instituted. In our own day the 
power of modern Romanism is no less unique. The bet- 
ter one understands any code of faith or ethics, the 
greater the probability that he will abide true to it. 


Consequently the great value of training for service be- 
becomes evident. This is especiallj' true when prepar- 
ing for Christian service. 

At this place we desire to express a word of appre- 
ciation as a personal testimony to the three years spent 
in Grace Seminary. Believing that a knowledge of 
God's Word is one of the greatest factors in a life of 
service, Grace Seminary has presented a consistent 
course of study in the Scriptures. Here, vmder the 
guidance of consecrated instructors, the Word of God 
has been faithfully presented. While the World is ever 
learning and never able to come to the knowledge of 
th.e trutli we have had fellowship, not only in the truth, 
but in the Author of the truth. My desire is that many 
other young people may have the privileges which have 
In en mine in the last three years. 

Knowledge to be Complete must have Christ as 
its Object 

Thevc is a limit to human wisdom. For millenniums 
men ha\e been studying, writing books, ferreting out 
new discoveries, exploring the world below and the stars 
abo\e. and yet natural man has never been able to come 
to a knowledge of the truth. In all their searchings men 
lla^■e been only partially successful in solving the prob- 
lems which confront them. We said above that there is 
a limit to human wisdom. We believe that this limit 
is reached the moment a man refuses to recognize God 
in his life. Men may search where they will, but till they 
find Christ they liave not found the truth. When thej 
have found him the search need no longer continue 
spiritually, for he himself said, "I am the truth." We 
can know all about the world, its philosophies, its sci- 
ences, but till we know Christ we do not know the truth. 
With the wisdom of the ages as our heritage one would 
expect that the world would naturally be getting better 
rnd better. But we must face the fact that just the op- 
jiosite is true. Thus no matter how much knowledge a 
man has, no matter what his experiences have been, till 
he has found Christ he has only a partial solution for 
the problems of this world and none at all for the prob- 
lems of the world to come. 

To kno'Af Christ fully means more than to know 
something about Him 

Rarely do we find a person who knows nothing con- 
cerning the facts of Christ's life and person. Yet what 
a great want of knowledge we meet when we speak of 
having a personal knowledge of him as an indwelling- 
Savior. Paul in this passage prays that he might know 
him. "Know" in this instance means a knowledge de- 
rived from personal experience. Thus there is a great 
difference between simply having an objective knowl- 
edge of Christ — that is, a knowledge of some of the 
facts about Christ — and having the exj^erience of the 
presence of Christ as a person living in one's life. This, 
of course, can be had only by receiving Christ in one's 
life. But above this there is a phase of this knovv-ledge 
Mhich we dare not overlook. That is, to really know 
Christ means to grow in the knowledge of Him. It might 
require .a lifetime under the most severe and trvin"- cir- 

circumstances before one could truly say that he knew 
his Lord. Paul was continually buffeted, beaten, expos- 
ed to danger and death. He had suffered the loss of all 
those things which we hold dear. Day bj' day he had 
both internal anxieties and external afflictions. But 
none of his losses were to be compared with the excel- 
lency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus his Lord. The 
experiences of the Apostle Paul have been promised to 
all who will live godly in Christ Jesus (II Tim. .3:12). 
It is after reminding the believers that such is their 
lot that Peter in his secoTid epistle tells us to "grow in 
the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior .Tesus 
Christ." This growth in knowledge can be ours only 
by continual consecration and communion with him. 
There is no substitute for it. 

To know Christ personally is the guarantee of 
eternal life with all its blessings and privileges 

The world has its knowledge. This seems to be in- 
creasing every day. Sometimes we are discomfited when 
we realize that the children of this age are wiser than 
the children of light. They do seem to make progress 
faster than the sons of God. However, all their knowl- 
edge apart from Christ only leads men farther into dark- 
ness and despair. 

But there is a knowledge which presents a most glor- 
ious and happy contrast to that of the world. We find 
this expressed in the words of our Lord liimself, "This 
is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true 
God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou hast sent." Here 
is wisdom indeed ! All the satisfaction that the world 
can give to relieve that passion in man is but for a 
moment, but here is a solution for all the problems which 
men meet, both for time and eternity. Again and again 
in the Bible we are urged to learn of Christ, by exper- 
ie!''cing his presence within. To refuse to listen to these 
calls is far from an act of wisdom. Thus, if you would 
know the truth, if you would ha^•e that wisdom which 
is from above, there is only one way to get it, an<l that 
is by receiving Christ into your life. For in the words 
of another, "A man might be a great astronomer, so 
that he could talk learnedly about the stars and planets, 
of the heavens and their wonderful movements in the 
universe ; and yet he might not be able to discover 'The 
Star of Bethlehem.' A man might be a great botanist, 
able to speak learnedly about all the flowers, plants, 
.•'.nd trees, and their technical and scientific names and 
classifications; and yet might not be able to identify 
"J'lie Rose of Sharon and the Lih' of the Valley.' Again, 
a man might be a great geologist, able to discourse in 
on erudite way about the rocks, fossils and the diversi- 
fied strata of the earth's formation; and 3'et he might 
not know how to take his stand on the 'Rock of Ages.' 
Once more, a man might be a learned mathematician, 
competent to solve all the problems of his recondite sci- 
ence ; and yet he might not be able to solve the most 
fundamental and important problem of all, namely, 
"what would it profit a man to gain the whole world 
and lose his own soul?" Here, then, is the final solu- 
tion to tliat great longing within the hearts of men for 
something which so far has not been their experience. 
Tiiat solution is the knowledge of Clirist whfch comes 
v.ith acceptance of Him as Lord and Savior, and growth 
in His wonderful i^race. Do vou know Him.' J 


19 4 



By Tom M. Olson 

From "Pic" comes tlie following incident telling how 
the primitive tribes of the Philippine Islands depend 
upon the ocean to gve them much of their food. In 
diving for shellfish which abound in the warm waters 
cf the South Pacific, they often come in contact with 
sharks and octupuses, j'et, odd as it seems, these deni- 
zens of the deep do not hold the terror of a clam 
that inhabits the South Seas. Science calls the clam 
tridacna cjicjantea but the natives call it the "man- 
trap." The clams which weigh as much as 350 pounds, 
lie upright and open on the ocean bottom ready to 
snap up passing objects. The diver, in searching for 
shellfish, stirs up the black ooze of the ocean floor, 
and is unable to see the waiting man-trap. When a 
foot or hand touches the clam, the half parted shells 
snap like a pistol .shot. If the victim is fortunate, he 
loses an arm or leg and escapes to the surface, but if 
his arm or leg isn't amputated, he dies a horrible death. 

One such diver died in May of 1934'. When his 
comrades got him to the surface, the clam still held 
his arm at the elbow point. There was no chance of 
reviving the drowned man, and it was hours before 
thej' succeeded in prj'ing the shell apart. But when 
it was at last parted, they saw a sight never before 
seen by humans — a 1 l-pound pearl. The pearl is 
9I/2 inches long, SYo inches wide, and 6 inches through. 
It was 300 years in forming. The shell which en- 
closed the pearl weighed 320 pounds. It is more than 
BOO years old. 

The pearl was given to the tribal chief, who put 
it under special guard and rarely displayed it. The 
chief recently gave it to Wilburn D. Cobb for cur- 
ing his child of malignant malaria. 

This striking storj' of the world's largest pearl re- 
culls a parable which the Lord Jesus related. He 
said : "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant 
man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found 
one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he 
had, "and bought it" (Matt. 13:i5-16). 

Much misunderstanding prevails regarding this 
pearl; for many think the Lord Jesus Christ is the 
pearl of great price. 

But in this parable the Lord Jesus is seen under the 
figure of the merchant man — not the pearl. He it 
was who sought "goodly pearls." He it was who found 
"one pearl of great price" and went and sold all that 
He had to make that pearl His own. 

The sinner camiot be the merchant man, for even if 
Christ were the pearl of great price, the sinner has 
nothing but "filthy rags" (Isa. fiL:6) to sell — and they 
are worthless. 

The Lord Jesus Christ is not for sale, but even 
though He were, He could not be bought with the 
'filth)' rags" of man's own righteousness. 

The Lord is the One that "was rich, yet for your 
sakes became poor" (2 Cor. 8:9). He was in the form 
cf God, but made Himself of no reputation and took 
upon Him the form of a servant and was made in the 
likeness of men, and being found in fashion as a man. 

humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, ev- 
en the death of the cross" (Phil. 2:6-8). 

The church is seen in the parable under the figure 
of the "one pearl of great price. " For although the 
church is composed of every redeemed person, it is 
one body in Christ' (Rom. 12:5). 

The church cost the Lord Jesus Christ His all — and 
His death! 

The church of God is referred to as being "pur- 
chased -with His ou'ii blood" (Acts 20:28). Believers 
are spoken of as being "hought with a price" (1 Cor. 
():20); and "redeemed icitli the precious blood of 
Christ" (1 Pet. 1:18). We required purchasing for 
we were "sold under sin" (Rom. 7:l-i). 

Thus it is evident that Christ is the Purchaser, not 
the pearl. The world's largest pearl may be this four- 
teen pound one found in the South Pacific, but the 
Lord's one pearl of great price is the church which He 
ioved and gave Himself for — and which He will soon 
l)resent to Himself, a glorious church, not having spot 
or wrinkle, or any such thing" (Eph. 5:25-28). 

If the church is the pearl of great price and is, so 
to speak, to be displayed b}' the Altogether Loveh' 
One throughout Eternity, how eager we should be to 
glorif)' Him here and now in our bodies and in our 
spirits which are His! 

Would You Be Ready 

"Suppose the trumpet were to sound to call the dead 
and living saints to meet the Lord in the air in one 
l^iur from the time 3'ou read these lines (and who can 
SKy it will not?), are you read}' to meet Christ? Does 
the thought give j'ou joj'? Are you sure you are His; 
that your sins are forgiven; that He is your Saviour, 
^ our righteousness, your sanctif ication, your all ? John 
";i:l-3. Thess. 1:M"-18. 

"Is this your Blessed Hope? or. are you afraid to 
tiiink of the possibility of this taking place so soon?" 

The Candle's Story 

"I'll soon be dead," the Candle said; 

I inch by inch decline; 
But I make light of my sad plight, 

For ichile I live — / shine." 

Thou art the tc'ay; to Thee alone 

From sin and. death we flee. 
And he ivho would the Father seek 

Must seek him Lord by Thee. 
Thou are the truth; Thii word alone 

True wisdom can impart; 
Thou only canst inform the mind. 

And purify the heart. — 8el. 

God Is Faithful I Cor. 10:13 

"God is Faithful" — not He has been, 

N'ot He rcill be; both are true; 
But to-daij, in this sore trial, 

"God is Faithful" noxc to you! ^I. M. D. 

The present tense is so beautiful. The words 
were written to saints when in trial. Isn't it com- 
forting? For there is never a day but we are in 
greater or lesser trials: but in each "GOD IS 



Bij Tom Hammers 

Tliis department of our magazine will be known to 
our readers as the Bible School Department. Not that 
we object to the name Sundaj' School, but that we be- 
lieve there is real need for a greater emphasis upon 
the Bible in most of our schools. 

A church may have a Sunday School, and yet — 
not a Bible School. There are some Sundaj' Schools, 
it is true, which are genuine Bible Schools. Fortunate 
indeed is the church and the community where this is 
true. Too often however, the Bible is conspiciously 
absent in the class, in the lessons, in the teaching, in 
the life and activities of the individuals as well as in 
Ihe general program of the school. 

We are also aware of the fact that manj' false reli- 
gions of our day have their Sunday Schools. Even Com- 
munists conduct Sunday Schools in which the boys 
rnd girls are well indoctrinated with the tenants of 
Atheism and are even taught to sing "hymns" which 
are nothing more than godless parodies on our own 
( hristian hymns. 

So, whether we may call them Bible Schools, or Sun- 
day Schools, the chief concern of this department will 
be to place proper emphasis upon the Bible, in order 
that Christ might be the very heart and soul of all 
our work. 

The Bible Has Not Lost 
Its AppecJ 

As in the pulpit, so in the Bible School, God's Word 
ttill has the greatest appeal to the hearts of young 
;<nd old. When intelligenth' and attractively present- 
td, folks will listen to the teaching of the Scriptures. 
True, the Old Devil would have us believe that the 
Bible is out of date, and would encourage us to offer 
our people "substitutes." Hoping to capture the 
crowds, lectures and discussions of "popular" sub- 
jects have been substituted for Biblical instruction. 
As for the children, they are now spending most of 
their time playing games, doing hand work, singing 
sonffs, (all of which may have its rightful place) but 
it /certainly does not deserve preeminence over the 
study of God's Word. The ignorance of the scriptures 
•imong; both children and adults who attend our Bible 
Schools today is appalling. The reason — the Bible is 
not being taught under the pretense that it has lost its 
ajjpeal for people of this modern da}^ 

Having listend in on the teaching of some Bible 
classes we are not surprised that folks show little in- 
terest. The fault, however, did not lie in the Scrip- 
tures but in the teacher and the very poor presenta- 
ion. The teacher must make adequate preparation 
through prayer, the study of God's Word, and then 
such helps as may throw light upon problems arising 
in the lesson. Too often, Bible classes are dry business 

because the teacher simply mulls over the comments 
found in the Bible Class quarterly, material which each 
member of the class can read for himself. Noth- 
ing new is added and as far as the individual in the 
Class is concerned, it would have been much easier to 
sit at home and read the lesson than so to all the trou- 
ble of going to church. 

It seems that a word is in order with respect to the 
use of Quarterlies and helps for lessons. Too often 
ti ey have taken the place of the Bible. Such was nev- 
er the intention of the writers or of those who planned 
them for Bible School use. The}' were designed as 
aids to stud}' and preparation of the lesson on the part 
of both teacher and student. They were intended for 
"home use," and should be left at home. Take your 
Bible to the Bible Class, Study your lesson before- 
hand and then you'll be able to intelligently discuss 
the lesson in class. 

Try such a plan in j-our Bible School and you'll be 
surprised just how much folks are really interested 
in the study of the Bible, for the Bible has not lost its 
pppeal. And — if folks don't come back for more in 
your Bible School, don't blame the Bible, but look else- 
where for the trouble. 

Bible Teaching Produces 

We have discovered that the largest, fastest growing 
and most successful Bible Schools in this country have 
been and are being built around an intensive Bible teach- 
ing program for all ages. 

The first objective of such a program is the salva- 
tion of everj' soul in the school, regardless of age. Too 
long, we ha\-e been putting the cart before the horse in 
Bible School work. Instead of evangelizing the children 
for Christ, we have been telling them Bible stories and 
have been telling them to "be good." This is not enough. 
To ask snj'one to "be good" who has not first of all 
been "born again" is asking the impossible. We must 
teach children as well as adults about SIN and the aw- 
ful consi. quences of sin, we must then teach them God's 
plan of Salvation and if possible, lead them to accept 
t'hri?t. And only in schools where a real Bible teaching 
)3rogram is in force is this kind of thing being done. It 
does produce results for scores are being saved, are be- 
ing baptized and are uniting with the churches of which 
the School is a part. 

Those who have studied statistics of Sunday Schools 
and churches tell us that "on the average, five out of 
seven (who enter our Bible Schools) pass out of the 
church school without having confessed Christ, and 
i-.ian}' of these are lost to the church at least for a 
tmie, if not altogether." This is a terrible indictment of 
the present day Bible School. However, we are thank- 
ful that there are many schools where such is not the 
case. But, lest we be satisfied with our own work and 
the results which it is producing, we suggest that you 
take the records of your school for the past five years, 
and of all who have entered j'our school during that 
period, check and see just how many are still with 3'ou, 
how many have accepted Christ as Savior, and how 
many ha\e been baptized and have become members of 
your church. You may be shocked by the results.- And 
if shocked, mav it drive vou to vour knees in earnest 

JANUARY 13. 1940 

prayer for a Heaven-sent Revival, in which the Word 
of God shall go forth in the power of the Holj' Spirit, 
convicting and converting men, women, boys and girls. 
And be sure of this one thing — that nothing short of a 
real Bible teaching program tcill produce results pleas- 
ing to our Lord. 

The second objective in this program is to so train 
the saints that they might become real v/itnesses for the 
Lord. We have no statistics at hand, but we know from 
experience and observation that there are some folk'j 
who have been attending Sunday Scliool for five, ten, 
fifteen, twenty, maybe forty j'cars and yet — have never 
gone out and won a single soul for Christ. What's 
wrong ? 

Any number of things might be wrong. They might 
not be saved, and therefore have nothing about which 
to witness ; or they might be saved and yet have no as- 
surance of salvation (thinking like many folks and un- 
scripturally, that we can't know until we die) ; or be- 
ing saved they are ignorant of scriptures, and therefore 
would not know how to lead a soul to Christ ; or being 
saved are indifferent to the needs of others or are just 
lazy, the "let George do it" type of Christians. But no 
matter what we discover about those who do not wit- 
ness for the Lord, we will probabh/ discover that be- 
liind this entire pi-oblem is the failure of the Bible School 
to properly teach those who come within its doors. 

oil the other hand, we find that schools with real 
Bible teaching programs are the ones in which there 
are many soul-winners — folks who through the week 
are going out into the shops, the stores, the homes, and 
are "talking Christ" to the people and are then leading 
Ihem to the Lord as Savior and are bringing them into 
the churches and schools for public confession, baptism 
and church membership. 

And only in proportion as the Bible School grows 
w ill the church grow. The two are inseperable — and not 
seperate as some superintendents and leaders seem to 
think. Always, the Bible School is a part of the church 
and as such works in harmony and cooperation with the 
church and not in competition to the church. 

Plan Early For The 
Summer Camps 

Mid-winter and near zero weather may seem like a 
strange time to be talking about summer training camps 
for the young people of our Brethren Churches. How- 
ever, now is the time to be developing plans in order 
that the summer camps of J9i0 might be the greatest 
in our history. 

We believe every person associated with the Bible 
School should have a vital interest in camps. The con- 
tribution which they have already made toward the de- 
velopment of capable, willing, and trained leadership 
for our Bible Schools is a matter of common knowledge. 
And, in most schools, the demand for trained leadership 
usually far exceeds the supply. This being true, super- 
intendents, teachers, officers, and pastors should begin 
early to encourage their young people to attend one of 
our camps. In fact, we recommend that when possible 
some definite financial aid be given to those young peo- 
ple who have proven themselves worthy. A simple and 
effective plan for determining just who is worthy of 
such aid is to require perfect attendance at Bible School 

over a definite period of time such as one quarter, four 
months, or even six months. A week at camp with ex- 
penses paid would be as fine an award as any school 
could make to its deserving young peope. 

A fine response to the abo\'e path will usually follow 
V. here it is announced well in advance and it is made 
clear that a certain portion or maybe all of the camp 
fee will be paid for those who have a perfect attend- 
ance record for the specified period. Other plans are 
also in use, but no matter what the plan — it must be 
put into effect at an early date. It has no value if you 
\-ait until a week or two before the camp starts. Now 
is the time to get busy. 

Do You Have A Camp 
In Your Distrrict ? 

Alany Brethren young people do not attend camp 
simply because tliere is no camp near enough at hand 
for them to attend. In man}' cases young people find 
it difficult enough to raise sufficient money for their 
camp fee, let alone pay the expenses of a long trip to 
and from the camp. 

This year we should see the opening of a number of 
new camps. We owe it to our young people to provide 
camps where none now exist. There is still ample time 
if tho,se with a vision will get bus}' at once. First lo- 
cate a good camp site (maybe you can rent one for a 
week or ten daj's). Then organize the staff with men 
and women who know how to reach the hearts of young 
people. Xext, plan a curriculum which is Biblical from 
beginning to end. Finally, be sure to make ample pro- 
^ ision for recreational activities, sports, and of course, 
plenty of good food. Wh}' not ha^'e a camp for the 
young people of your district this j'ear ! It's possible. 

There is no more thrilling, nor more profitable work 
among the young people in our Brethren churches to- 
c'.i;y than camp work. For some reason, camp seems to 
fill a peculiar need not otherwise fulfilled in the local 
church and Bible School. In camp as no where else, 
y(ning peojjle learn how to assume responsibility, to 
cooperate, to work together, to live together and even 
to play together. Even more important is the fact that 
many young people first accepted the Lord Jesus Christ 
as their own personal Savior while attending camp. For 
others, camp was the place of decision for full-time 
service for the Lord, while for others it was the place 
of victor}' over sins and habits which had beset their 
Christian experience. 

A Camp Directory 

It is our plan to publish through the pages of this 
d'tpartment a directory of our camps scattered through- 
out the L'nited States and available to young people of 
Brethren churches. In this manner, Bible School su ■ 
pcrintendents, leaders, parents, pastors and the young 
people themselves will be able to get first hand infor- 
mation concerning the camp in their own immediate 

We are asking the various leaders of our camps to 
submit as early as possible, factual information concern- 
ing their 1940 camp. Name, location, dates, ages, prices, 
sponsors, courses, as well as the Dean or Secretary of 
the camp to wliom inquirers may write for information 
should be sent in as quickly as possible. May we hear 
from you.'' 


Plan Early For That 
Daily Vacation 
Bible School 

A successful vacation week day Bible School depends 
largely upon the preparations which have been made 
v.ell in advance, according to Rev. Wm. H. Schaffer, 
Pastor of the First Brethren Church of Conemaugh, 
Pa. Last minute plans cause a lot of confusion and 
cmbarassment on the part of those responsible, and. 
he continues : 

The superintendent should have plenty of time to 
select the teaching staff and the type of material to 
be used. He should also have regular sessions with 
tiie teaching staff. 

If the superintendent and teachers do not have access 
to a regular Vacation Bible School Institute such as 
are held in various communities, a series of discussions 
fmong the members of the staff will be profitable. 

Where can we get the materials such as we need.^ A 
number of church schools have successfully used the 
program and lesson materials as published by the Sum- 
mer Bible School Association of Chester, Pennsylvania. 
I'his material can easily be adapted to our Brethren 
emphasis. This program will give a systematic study 
of the Word of God with public school efficiency, j^et 
with no handcraft. Another highly successful program 
rnd lesson materials can be had from the Scripture 
Press, 800 N. Clark street, Chicago, Illinois. Both of 
these materials are strictly Biblical and have proven to 
be superior in teaching the Word of God, to those pro- 
grams which make large use of handcraft. 

This type of Vacation Bible School will pay large 
dividends in your church and Bible School work. Never 
arrange for a Week Day Vacation Bible School of less 
than two weeks duration if at all possible. 

Child Evangelism And 
The Bible School 

A comparatively new movement with which every 
Bible School superintendent, teacher. leader, as well as 
pastor should be well acquainted is the Child Evangel- 
ism Fellowship. As the name implies, its sole purpose 
is to bring Christ to the little boys and girls of America 
and to lead them to accept Him as their own Personal 
Lord and Savior. Its first concern is the evangelization 
of the more than 27,000,000 boys and girls in our land 
\vho never go to any church or Bible School. However, 
it has a definite relation to the organized Bible School 
in any church, and while not intended to take the place 
of the Bible School, we do believe it will make a most 
profitable contribution to your present program. 

Bretliren Churches will do well to give more atten- 
tion to the "little children" than we have done in the 
past. We seem to have forgotten that Children need a 
Savior from sin, just as do adults, that before God it 
is a great sin to neglect the salvation of boys and girls 
and that boys and girls can be born again. ]3esides this, 
we know that children often die and it may be that they 
v-ill have reached that "age of accountalsility" (which 
none but God knows) and died without ever having an 

opportunity to accept Christ. A more urgent rea.son for 
their evangelization however, is the imminence of the 
Lord's return, in which event we fear that many boys 
and _girls about whom we have shown no concern, will 
be left behind. 

Through these pages we are planning to present ma- 
terial on Child Evangelism. Should you desire further 
information write ns. The following article is written 
by Rev. Harry H. ^IcArthur and is published as a 
part of the Child Evangelism Correspondence Course 
offered by the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. 

Meaning of Evangelism 

It is necessary at the beginning of this study to clear- 
ly define the term Evangelism. It is an old term and 
;\ et there is a great deal of misunderstanding and con- 
fusion as to its meaning. 

It is not merely teaching the Bible or seeking to in- 
terpret its meaning to the children. Yet this, properly 
and conscientiously done, is vital in Christian work, 
in that it provides a foundation for the reception and 
understanding of the gospel message. It is a school- 
master that leads to Christ. There must come, however, 
tlie point in the process of every properly taught young 
l)crson or child where he or she should have a distinct 
consciousness of having entered the Kingdom of God, of 
en.ioj'ing a personal saving relationship with Jesus 
Christ. That is what all teaching and training must 
lead to, and children must be made to understand. 

It is not teaching children the morals and the ethics 
ef the Scriptures, yet this should not be minimized nor 
neglected in the teaching ministry of the Bible School. 
It is not baptizing children. Baptism, it is true, is 
a divine command, but it is a believer's ordinance, and 
sJiould bo administered only to those who have first been 

It is not bringing children into the membership of the 
church. It is possible for one to unite with the church 
without having first been evangelized. Yet we should 
do all in our power to persuade those who have been 
e^-angelized to unite with some church. 

There is a danger that baptism, confirmation, church 
membership and participation in the church ordinances 
ma}' become substitutes for saving faith in Christ, or 
be put in place of regeneration. 

It may hep us to answer the question by looking into 
the meaning of the word Evangelism. The Greek word 
"Evangel" and the English word "Gospel" mean the 
same, that is, "Good News" or "Good Tidings." 

Evangelism is therefore the telling of the Good News 
of the Gospel of Christ to the children, and winning 
them to Christ, or persuading them to yield their lives 
to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. It is the regener- 
ation of the individual soul. 

Faith And Prayer 

Faith is rudimental ; prayer is monumental. One 
is a cornerstone on which all is built ; the other 
a capstone in which all that is built reaches a cli- 
max of completeness. 

JANUARY 13, 1940 

Our Boys 
and Girls 

A Trip To Africa 

A — — . The man wlio was called the 

friend of God. James 2:23. 

A — — — — — — — — . The king who made 

Esther queen. Esth. 1 ;1 ' 17. 

A — — — — — — . David's son who was noted 

for his thick hair. II Sam. 14:25-26. 

A . Tile man who took his brother to 

Jesus. Jn. 1 :10-4.2. 

A — — — . A prophetess in the temple when 
Jesus was a baby. Lu. 2:36-37. 

A — — — . The man whom Cain killed. Gen. i:S. 

A — — . One of Judah's very best kings. I Ki. 15: 

This Week's Memory Verse 

Alt. 6:33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, 
&nd his righteousness ; and all these things shall be 
added unto you. 

Have 3'ou ever wished you were a missionary's child 
so you could take a trip to Africa or some other for- 
eign land.'' Perhaps j'ou have wondered how it would 
seem for your jDlaymates to be children with a differ- 
ent colored skin. When she was a very little girl, Mrs. 
Harold Dunning, who was then ^Marguerite Gribblc, 
M'ent with her father and mother to Africa. Letters 
which her mother wrote for her at that time tell some 
interesting things about her first days in Africa. Daily Bible Readings 

Loanda, Portuguese W. Africa Our Bible reading this week is Mt. 6:19-31. Be- 

Feb 23 1918 K-'"^ with v. 19 on Mondaj', and read until 3'ou come 

T ■ 1 11 . 1 ,1 to the words after Monday. Write after the words 
1 wish vou could see me now running around tlie , . ,.,., Pi/-,mii 
1 1 ■ J J J.1 1 • . • 1 J. oi n 1 tlie verse m which thev are found. On iuesday be- 
broad veranda ot the big mission house at bt. Paul . . , , , ' i ,, i ■; ,i 
IT J T 1 J ■ 1 J -ii Tj.i.1 ■ 1 J- ii'in witli the next verse, and so on througliout the 
de Eoanda. 1 am hand m hand with a little girl a fev,' , '^ 

shades darker and a few inches taller than mj'self. 

My mamma is sitting in a rocking chair on the ver- Sun. — "There will your heart be also." V 

anda, writing this for me, and every time I come where Mon.— "How great is that darkness." V 

she is I sav, "Mamma, I am afraid." Do you knov/ 

why I am afraid? It is because the little girl is black. Tues.— "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." V. 

But mamma puts her arms around the little black girl, 

ind pats her little hand and says, "What a nice little Wed. — "Are ye not much better than they?" 'V. 

girl you are!" So I go around the big veranda anoth- 

er time, wondering as I go whv she should be so black, rpi ..ttt , , ,., „ ,, ,, ^j 

J ,.^,1 1 F 1 i" 1., .,1. .■ liiurs. — V\ as not arraved like one ot these. V. 

and mjf own little hand looks so white as it lies m 

hers. Mamma tells me many things from the Bible 

about Jesus, and He is helping me to love this little Fri. — "Ye have need of all these things." V 

black girl, who is indeed very kind to me. e j. ".t i.i -i ^i £ '• xr 

TTr 7 1 J 1 J. i. 1 , T 1 1 • - ^at. — Is tile evil thereof. V 

We nave had a isleasant time here at Loanda, whicn 

is our second stop since we left New Orleans. One 

was because our boat was leaking, the other was for Some Things For Which To Pray 

cargo. We are very glad to be in Africa, but mamma 

says she will be gladder still when we at last reach Sun. — In many lands Christians are suffering great- 

cur destination. Iv because they love Jesus. Pray that God will keep 

them true to Him. 

Mon. — Pray for Christian boys and girls every- 
where, esjJecially those who live among unsaved peo- 

Tues. — Pra)' for those who have never heard of 
Jesus. Ask God to send out missionaries to them. 

Wed. — Pray for the missionaries and others who 
are telling joeople about Jesus. 

Thurs. — Pray for your unsaved friends and rela- 

Fri. — Pray for your pastor, Sunday School super- 
intendent, Sunday School teacher, and other leaders 
11 your church. 

Sat. — Pray that your Christian friends will live 
lives that will make others want to know Jesus. 

Test Your Knowledge Of The Bible 

Let's jjlay a game of A's. The names of all the 
following Bible characters begin with A. The dashes 
tell the number of letters in each name. Every char- 
acter whose name you can complete without looking 
it up counts ten points. Those you complete after 
looking them up count 5 points. What is 3'our score? 


A - 


A - 


— . The first man who ever lived. Gen. 3 :20. 
— . The wickedest of all the kings. I Ki. 

. The priest whose rod budded. Num. 



Robert A. Ashm: 

12 S. Clay St. 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. Leo Polman 

4007 Tacoma Ave. 
Fort Wayne-, Ind. 


Y. P. Tonic Editor 
Rev. Norman Uphou 

Winchester, Va. 

News Editor 

Miss Grace AUshouse Junior Topic Editor 

Tlie Brethren Miss Miriam Gilbert 

Missionary Herald Co. 1539 — 25th St. S. E. 

:i:!2G S. Calhoun St. Washington, D. C. 
Fort Wayne. Ind. 


lii] Grace .tllshoime 

(Soul nil iic-ics ili'ius itt yi>ur C. E. News Editor, 
SS^O S. Calhoun St., Ft. JVayiw, Ind.) 

The first article friiin our Ffr.sonal Problem editor, 
an.sweriii"r a question eoneerning worldly amusement.s, 
will appear in an early issue of The Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald. ]5e sure to wateli for this, as you will 
not want to miss a Seriptural diseiission of this timely 

Sh-li! Don't tell an/jhod/i, but we need your pas- 
tor's birthday and favorite Scripture verse right away. 
Don't wait for someone else to tend to this, as we're 
in a big hurry. Call your pastor right now, get the in- 
formation, and dro]) a card to j'our news editor. And 
remember, don't tell anybody. 

.1 new Christian Endeavor Society for the Junior 
High age has recently been started in our home mis- 
.sJon church in San Diego. We always watch with in- 
terest the jn-ogress of C. E. in our new churches. 

Christian Endeavor Directory 

Phksidknt: Rev. Robert Ashman, 12 S. Clay St., 
Peru, Ind. 

Vice PHESinisNT: A. H. Kent. 210 E. First St., 
Long Beach, Calif. 

Executive Secretary: Rev. Leo. Polman, tOOT 
S. Tacoma, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Treasurer: Rev. Robert Crees. 17 W. Ith St., 
Wavnesboro, Pa. 

Topic Editor: Rev. Norman Uphouse, Winches- 
ter. Va. 

News Editor: Miss Grace AUshouse, Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co., 3326 S. Calhoun St., 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

JiNioR Superintendent and Editoh: Miss Mir- 
iam Gilbert, 1539 25th St. S.E., Washington. 
D. C. 

Interiviediate Superintendent: Miss Lena 
Kortemeier, Mabton, Wash. 

QrnoT Hour Superintendent: Miss Mildred 
Furry, 62(3 Somerset St., John.stown, Pa. 

Evangelism Supehindent: Dr. L. E. Lindower, 
815 Grant St., Ashland, O. 

Stewardship Superintendent: Paul Guittar, 
1610 Dueber Ave. S. W., Canton, O. 

Missionary Superintendent: Rev. Miles Taber, 
Leon, Iowa. 

Prayer Meeting Superintendent: Miss Mil- 
dred Deitz, 312 Cumberland St., Berlin, Pa. 


How To Conduct A Young People's 
Society Meeting 

(I Tim. i:l-16) 

Suggsstions for the Leader 

One of the most active Christian Endeavor workers 
in Pennsylvania once said that it took only one person 
out of a group to make a society .successful. He meant 
that one person on fire for Christian Endeavor could 
save the society and make it go. That is as much as 
to say that any society tliat is dead or dying must have 
no one to care, at least no one feels able to do any- 
thing about it. 

Today we do have a problem of leadership. After 
we have the proper leaders in active work every prob- 
lem will be easily met. For any young person to reach 
out to be a leader among young people means that he 
looks forward to a noble work. Eternitj' will reveal 
liow many persons were led to accept the Lord because 
someone was interested enough in them to do a work 
for their salvation. Can you say that because you 
have lived others have come to know the Lord? 

There are main' little things to be done in a public 
meeting that contribute to its success. We simply can 
not remember all of these at one time, but constant 
care will help any leader to be able to do better and 
accomplish more work. Remember that the Lord's work 
ought to be done decently and in order. Any meeting 
ought to have a purpose that is greater than simply to 
have another place to go and somethina- to do. It seems 
'^hat the original idea of Christian Endeavor was to 
bring young people to Christ and strengthen those 
who were already Christian. 

Most every person has a feeling of timidity at the 
first. This ought not hinder one's work for the Lord. 
Timidity can be overcome. A person must develop a 
'■ertain amount of self confidence. Then, too. remem- 
ber to trust in the Lord. We ou.olit to go to a meeting 
with a prayer that the Lord will help us and supph' 
the iicec''!. 

1. Preparation. 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Tim. 4:15-16. 

It is wrong to think that anj' nerson can lead prayer 
meetina' without preparation. The leader must know 
what the topic is about and what to suggest to make 
the meetinff intevestin.o-. These things can come about 
tnlv throuah studv. The Bible does say that we are 
suiniosed to studv to show ourselves approved unto 

In our day school work, the teachers make assian- 
ments and expect the pupils to brina in their home 
work. Nearly every school bov and p-irl knows what 
liome work is. Now if the teachers feel that each les- 
son reauires a special preparation, how mu<^h more 
should be given to that which deals with the Word of 

Unless proper preparation is made it is not fair to 
the speakers. Let them know in plenty of time that 
•\ou want them to speak during the meeting as they 
have preparation to make too. 

Prayer is an important factor in a leader's prepar- 
ation. No one has a riaht to attempt a service in which 
the Word of God is handled without praying for guid- 
p.iicc and leadership. 

JANUARY 13, 1940 

2. A Good Beginning. Ps. 147; Eph. 5:19. 

If the meeting is to have any inspiration and life 
ill it, most likely it will come in the early part of the 
service. Therefore the success often depends upon the 
start of the meeting. Select a good song of praise. Do 
not use some old song that 23uts half the people asleep. 
Of course there are extremes and we do not aim to 
use the wrong songs at either end. This all proves 
that a leader ought to be careful with the details of 
the meeting. Do not let any art of it "drag." Some- 
times it is fittting to have an invitation song for the 
first. It will call the people to worship. Get songs 
that go with the subpect under discussion. 

Promptness always pays. Try to be one of those 
])ersons always on time. It is a trait that is commend- 
sble in any person and desirable by those who look 
for good things in another's life. If you start on time 
and let it be known that you expect to continue to do 
soj others will develop a habit of promptness. We 
ought to have a way to express our feeling of symp- 
athy to those who are always late. No matter what 
(ime is set, they are late anyway. 

Those people who did come out are going to watch 
what is done at the very start. Try to have a good 
beginning and the rest will come easily. 

3. A Place of Prayer. 1 Tim. 2:1-8. 

If we believe in the importance and power of prayer, 
we ought to be concerned in making our jDrayers mean- 
ingful and not merely following a form. It is pos- 
sible that in a prayer meeting people might pray by 
saying words and yet not have their hearts in it. 

When we pray in public it ought to be as an urge 
from the Holy Spirit and be to the point. Certainly 
there are things that are placed upon us to be items 
of special prayer. Requests and needs should be hon- 
ored as a ministry of intercessory prayer. 

There is always a place for quietness before the 
Lord that He would be able to speak to us. Silent 
prayer brings us to the place where we let the things 
of the world flee away and we can think on things of 
the Spirit. 

This is a da}' when we need young men and women 
to be consistent in prayer. How wonderful it is for 
any church to have youth that are interested enough 
in the Lord's work to be faithful in prayer. It is a 
sign of spiritual growth and the lack of it is also a 
sign of a dwarfed spiritual life. The future of our 
church will be bright from the time we can see scores 
of young people prevailing with God in prayer. Never 
think that it is overdone in the C. E. meeting. Pre- 
prayer — sentence or chain prayers and others — are 
always wonderful and should bring us closer to God. 

4. Special Features. 2 Tim. 1:6; Ps. 107:2. 

Young people have many talents and gifts that dif- 
fer. It is a wise C. E. organization that is able to 
recognize these and use them for the good of the cause 
of Christ. Nearly everybody likes to hear special fea- 
tures. Music, poems, testimony and such have a real 
l)lace in a worship program. There are cases where 
men have been converted through the singing of a 
song or hearing a testimony. 

Remember that these things can be over done. Try 

to have a happy use of them and not crowd the main 
discussion of the topic. After all, the matter of sal- 
vation is the most important. We need constantly to 
honor the Lord and present Him as the only hope of 
the world. He alone can save. It is our purpose to 
have every part of the meeting directed toward th s 
one thing. 

One lack that is noticeable in our meeting is the 
Matter of testimony. Really we ought to have some 
word that we should say for the Lord. In some places 
young people never bear a testimonj'. To try to de- 
\l1oid a testimonj' meeting during the year would be 
a great thing for the societ}'. 

5. Seek to Understand. Matt. 13:19, 23. 

The prayer meeting will never mean much to us un- 
less we put ourselves nto it. We need to keep our 
minds upon the topic and seek for something that will 
be of benefit to us. If there is anything said that seems 
?:trange to us, we ought to ask about it in order that 
we might understand. 

According to the parable of the Sower and the Seed, 
tliere was a different reception of the seed. It all de- 
pended upon the nature of the soil. In some cases the 
hearts of the people are hard or filled with other things 
and the Word of God can not have free access. It is 
a matter of concern to each of us that our hearts are 
open to the truth. Be ready and willing to be led into 
the things of the Spirit. He can take of the Word 
and make it clear to us. 

The more we make something out of the meeting, 
the more interest will be shown. Any problem along 
this line can be solved by asking the Lord to stir up 
within you a hunger and thirst for the Bible knowl- 
edge and a love for it. 

6. The Necessity of Action. John 13:17; James 1: 


Once a speaker said that it was easy to j)reach or 
teach, but quite a different matter to live the gospel. 
This means that we must be extremely careful in our 
behaviour if others will come to know the Lord Jesus 
because we have lived for Him. 

Talk is cheap and we do hear many things. Even 
our discussions in these meetings will avail but little 
unless we are ready to go out to live what we learn. 
The Lord will reveal His will to us little by little. Un- 
less we are true to the trust that He gives, and do 
something for Him, however small, He will hardly call 
on us to do something great. This means that we ought 
to be true to the commission that comes to us and then 
be ready for greater tasks. 

"Leaders of meetings remember much more than 
others, partly because they have studied it and partly 
because they have done something to put it into ac- 

7. The Close of the Meeting. Rom. 12:1. 

Much of the value of a meeting depends upon the 
close of the discussion. There is a necessity for ap- 
j)lication that can be handled in different waj's. There 
should be a consecration song used in some cases to 
suggest yieldedness to the Lord. Then, too an invi- 
tation song is always pi'oper because we cannot tell 
how near a person is to accepting the Lord. It would 


Ic a good thing for decisions to be made in the meet- 
ing. Of course it has alwaj's been customary for a 
person to come before the church to make a public 
decision for Christ. The Christian Endeavor does not 
want to take undue rights Iiere and we expect con- 
\ erts to meet the church requirement before becoming 
members. On the other hand, a step toward becoming 
a Christian in a C. E. meeting will make it easier in 
tlie other service. 

Let the leader make some summaries or draw some 
lessons at the close for every person present. The 
i-epetition of the most outstanding thoughts will make 
csn impression upon the minds of all. 

Questions to be answered 

1. \Miat is the value of testimon}' in a praj'er meet- 

2. What decision should be made before one becomes 
a Christian? 

3. How can we put something in a meeting in order 
to get something out of it ? 

■1. Do you think that the Lord holds us responsible 
for good order in a meeting? 1 Cor. 14:40. 

5. What does it mean to say that we should pray in 
tile Spirit? 

6. How can we best put in action the things we learn 
in a C. E. discussion? 

Sin Is Too Expensive 

Aim : 'J'o show the importance of turning immedi- 
aiely to Jesus for cleansing from sin, whether one is 
u/isaved or wlicthcr he is sa^ed and has fallen into 

Approach to the lesson 

Ask each child what he wants most of all and how 
much he would be willing to pay for it. Write these 
facts on the blackboard. If any of the prices are far 
more than the objects are worth, show how expensive 
that thing would be. If not, multiply the actual price 
by ten, and ask what they would think of anyone who 
would pay that much. Then show that sin is always 
very costly. It maj' look delightful, appealing, and 
enjoj'able, but it alwa3's costs far more than it is worth. 
That is why anvone is a fool to plav with sin (Prov. 


Cain would not let God cleanse him from his sins, 
and it cost him earthly happiness and fellowship with 
God. Gen. 4 ; Lesson 1, True Stories from the Long 

David wanted a beautiful woman, and had her hus- 
band killed so he could marry her. It cost him his 
son's life. II Sam. 11; Lesson 58, True Stories from 
tiie Long Ago. 

Ananias and Sapphira lied to God, and it cost them 
tlieir lives. Acts 5; Lesson 133, True Stories from the 
I-ong Ago. 

In contrast, Nehemiali made confession of sins, and 
God blessed him mightily and made him a great bless- 
ing. Nell. 1-6; Lessons 101-102, True Stories from the 
Long Ago. 


God has good news for vou. He sent Jesus to save 

you from your sins (1 Tim. 1:15). Now is the time 
to let Him do it if you have not already done so (II 
Cor. 6:12). 

In Ps. 32 David tells of a great discovery he made. 
When he kept silent (did not confess his sins) he was 
miserable, but as soon as he confessed them, God for- 
gave him. If we are saved, let us remember and obey 
1 Jn. 1:9. 

To keep sin out of your life, study and heed God's 
Word (Ps. 119:9-11)." 

NEWS Briefs 
From Our Workers 

Bjj Robert Culver 

News We're All Glad to Hear: The Second Church 
oi Los Angeles has recently called Walter W. Lapp, 
student at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, to be 
-Vssistant Pastor and Director of ^Nlusic. In this capacity 
he will begin his association with the j^astor, Paul R. 
]5auman, about February 1. 

Bulletins from the following churches, containing 
prominent announcements of the publication of The 
Erethren Missionari/ Herald, crossed the writers desk 
this week: Tracy, Calif., Fort Wayne, Ind., Peru, Ind., 
Whittier, Calif., South Gate, Calif., and :\Iiddlebranch, 

Practically every church that has made any kind of 
report states that its offering for home missions is far 
in excess of last year's offering. Perhaps these reports 
ore only evidence of renewed spiritual vigor in the 
churches. jNIany reports, like the following from the 
Rittman, Ohio church of which L. L. Grubb is pastor, 
io indicate. "Praise the Lord for the salvation of four 
souls over the last week-end." Equally encouraging is 
the note from the bulletin of the church in San Diego, 
of which Albert Flory is pastor, that two had been bap- 
tized and received into the church the week preceeiiing. 

Some Typical Signs of Health in a New Church: A 
i,oal of $400 for home missions passed ; a young man of 
(he church in training for the ministry, home preaching 
in the pastor's place over the Christmas week-end; a 
men's gospel team in full swing; a laj'man, converted 
since the founding of the church, now moved from the 
locality but conducting a large Bible class, busy for 
the Lord, in the place to which he has moved; a Bible 
Conference to begin soon. The church? Covington, Vir- 
ginia. The pastor? Bernard N. Schneider. The young 
minister? Phillip J. Simmons. The layman? George 
C. DeHart of Carthage, Virginia. 

Five Iowa Churches, Williamsburg, Garwin, Water- 
loo, Leon, and Dallas Center, cooperated in a Breth- 
ren Bible Conference November 24-26. The conference 
was held in the Dallas Center church of which James 
Cook recenty became pastor. Speakers for the confer- 
ence were Professor Herman A. Hoyt of Grace Theo- 
logical Seminary; Harold S. Parks, pastor of the Garwin 
Church; Miles Tabor, pastor of the Leon Church; and 
R. H. Kettel of Marengo, Iowa. Attendants at the con- 
ference organized themselves into an association to be 
called the Iowa Brethren Bible Conference. Enthusi- 
astic reports of the conference relate that it was a great 
spiritual and inspirational help to all the churches. 

JANUARY 13, 1940 


Compiled by Alan S. Pearce 


I asked the New Year, "What am I to do 
The whole year through?" 
'V\\e answer came, 
"Be true." 

1 asked again, "And what am I to say 
To those who pass my way?" 

"The kindest words," he said, 
"That you can say." 

"What thoughts am I to think, day long, year long?" 
And clearly as a quick-struck gong. 
The answer, 
"Think no wrong." 

"And what roads take across the earth's worn sod 
\Vhere many feet have trod?" 
Swift came the answer — 
"Those that lead to God." 

— Grace Noll CrorceU. 

Two Times To Preach 

It is said that an old time English bishop sent for 
John Berridge to reprove him for preaching at all 
hours and on all days. "Sir," said he modestly, "I 
preach only two times" "Which are they, Mr. Ber- 
ridge?" "In season and out of season, my lord" (2 
Tim. 4:2). 

Pointed Paragraphs 

Charles Spurgeon once said, "W^hy should I dread to 
descend the shaft of affliction if it leads me to the 
gold mine of spiritual experience? Why should I cry 
out if the sun of my prosperity goes down, if in the 
darkness of my adversity I shall be better able to 
count tlie starry promises with whicli my faithful God 
has been pleased to gem the sky? Go, thou sun, for in 
the dark we shall see ten thousand suns which were 
hidden from us by thy light. Many a promise is writ- 
ten in synthetic ink which you cannot read until the 
fire of trouble brings out the characters." 

Five "Ifs" To Beware Of 

1. "If thou wilt." Luke 5:12. Doubt of divine will- 

2. "If thou canst." Mark 9:22. Doubt of divine 

S. "If I may." Matt. 9:21. Doubt of personal fit- 

4. "If it be thou." Matt. 14:28. Doubt of divine 

5. "If the Lord would make windows in heaven." 

2 Kings 7:2. Doubt of divine providence. 

A Child's Prayer 

"Whoso sliall receive one such little child in mj' 
name receiveth me" (Matt. 18:5). 

A missionary lady had a little Hindu orphan named 
Sliadi living with her. She had taught him about Je- 
sus, and one night, when he was six j'ears old, she 
said to him: "Now pray a little prayer of your own." 
And what do 3'ou think Shadi's praj'er was ? It was 
tliis: "Dear Jesus, make me like what you were when 
you were six years old." — Pacific Baptist. 

When Children Become Christians 

A teacher asked when children should begin to be 
Christians. One child said, "At thirteen;" another, 
'At ten;" another, "At six." But a little girl who 
loved Jesus answered, "As soon as they can under- 
stand enough to love anybody." 

— Christian Endeavor Times. 

Words From 

Lovers Of The Word 

Jf. H. Griffith Thomas, D. D. 

"'The seed is the Word of God." (Luke 8:11). I 
am convinced that every great truth that has ever 
been expressed by the lips of men or ever will be ex- 
pressed, whether they knew of the existence of the Bi- 
ble or not, has its seed in the W^ord of God. There is 
fibsolutely no incentive to great thinking in the world 
to compare with Bible study, and when I say great 
tJiinking I mean clear thinking." 

T. R. Miller. 

"If we would live strong, noble, beautiful, ra- 
diant and useful Christian lives, we must get seasons 
of secret prayer into our busy days. But we must take 
our Bible with us into the closet. While we talk to 
God we must also let God talk to us. God feeds us 
through His word. Seasons of prayer without medi- 
t.'ition on some word of God cannot yield the full bless- 
ing that we need." 

James Stalker. 

"Bible reading requires the whole force of our think- 
ing. The Bible will richly repay study, but only if 
Lhe conditions are observed which common sense dic- 
tates. It has no power to work a charm so that a chap- 
ter can be read in a few minutes with a preoccupied 
mind, to much profit. The mind must rest upon it. 
give itself time to receive impressions. It requires the 
whole force of our thinking and the whole force of our 

Bible Briefs 

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he has seven times 
spoken of "one": "one bod}'," "one Spirit," "one hope," 
"one Lord," "one faitli," "one baptism," and "one 
God" (EjDh. 4:4). 

Please note that the three "ones" precede the "one 
Lord," and three "ones" follow the "one Lord." So 
HE is the center of these seven ones. 


Bible Briefs (Continued) 

Christianity has suffered little from those who bear 
not tlie name of Christ. It has suffered much from 
those who do. 

The secret of a Christian's life is to walk ujDon a 
narrow path with a wide heart. 

The true Christian is like the figure 6. Turning it 
upside down only increases its value. 

The iHiddle does not contain the heavens, but it re- 
flects tliem. Can we not reflect the Master's image .^ 

The Bible, like tlie star, was not meant to dispel 
the darkness, but it was meant to guide the mariner. 

The most helpful commentary on the Bible is af- 

Literature is a gymnasium. Go there to stir up the 
blood. The Bible is a pantry. Go there for something 
to eat. 

The everyday Christian has seven chances to the 
Sundajf .fellow's one. 

It is much easier to die bravely for religion than to 
live bravely .for it. 

Men are religious naturally. They are Christians 

It may cost you a lot to be a Christian now. It will 
cost you a heap more later not to be. 

In the street you learn a man's manners ; at home, 
his breeding; at church, his creed; in the shop, his re- 

To be on the way to heaven is to be already partly 
in heaven. 

Some men use their religion onl yas a life preserver; 
only daring a storm. 

Men are clamoring for "religious liberty." What 
they really want is ii-religious liberty. 

That is true Christianity which enables even the poor 
to become givers and even the rich to become receiv- 

The evidences of Christianitj' which were never 
meant to be out of print are the lives of Christians. 

To see earth, open your eyes. To see heaven, shut 

In the early centuries Christianity suffered most 
from its avowed enemies. In recent years it suffers 
most from its professed friends. 

No binding to the Bible is lasting that is not sewn 
together with scarlet thread. 

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Acioss fa) distances and giay 
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JANUARY 2 0, 1940 

Does God Love Jews 
More rhan Gentiles? 

Recently an attendant at one of our meetings came 
to the writer and asked, "Why are the Jews called the 
chosen people ? Are they better than the Gentiles ? 
Does God intend to save the Jews in spite of their 
sins? Doesn't it seem that God is showing them favor- 
itism? The Jews that I know are not very attractive 

This question has been asked a thousand times, the 
doubts soaring from the idea that because the Jews 
are called the chosen people, therefore God has de- 
cided to save them just because they are Jews regard- 
less of how they live, but that the Gentiles have to 
pay for their sins ! It is an entirely erroneous con- 
ception of things. The reason they are called the chos- 
en people is not because God has decided to save them 
and bless them regardless of their sins. It is because 
they were chosen to be the people through whom God 
would reveal Himself to the world of nations. God 
the Father had promised Abraham that through him 
and his seed all the nations of the earth would be 
blessed. Gen. 12:3, 7; Gal. 3:16; Rom. 3:2. To be 
chosen as the people through whom Jesus Christ, the 
Savior of the world, should come as pertaining to the 
flesh, and to be the people to whom God has commit- 
ted His own revelation of His will to all the world, 
is the high charge to Israel. 

True it is that they rejected the will of God, and 
refused to be His "oracles" of His Word to the world. 
I'rue it is that they rejected the "Divine Seed," the 
"Blesser," "The Light of the Gentiles and of my peo- 
ple Israel," and cried for His crucifixion. Neverthe- 
less, the "calling of God is without repentance": Is- 
rael is still the chosen people. They will not be ex- 
cused of their sins. They will not be saved except 
through faith in Christ. For 2000 j'cars poor Israel 
has been paying an awful price for violating their 
high calling and rejecting their Messiah. Finallj^, 
through the chastisement of the hand of God upon 
them, they will return to their homeland, and receive 
their Messiah when He returns to reign. Zech. 14:3, 
4: 12:10. It won't be long now. 

We Could Hardly Believe It ! 

While browsing through a newspaper the other day 
we ran across a most astounding report of an address 
supposed to have been given by a Brethren preacher 
in a Methodist church. No critism could be had of a 
Brethren preacher in a Methodist pulpit, for there are 
still some Methodists who like to hear good Brethren 
gospel. But when we read the following report of 
what this preacher said to those Methodists as a Breth- 

ren preacher, we confess to a spirit of resentment. Here 
is what we read: — 

"There are four fundamental facts which all may 
understand and which must be embraced and 
adhered to if civilization is to survive. 

"First: God is my Father. 

"Second: If God is my Father, then all men are 
my brothers.** Certainly then we must be con- 
siderate, kind and helpful toward the members 
of everj' race. 

"Third: This world in which I live is my tem- 
poral home.***** — a beautiful, preparatory 
school in which to labor and strive to be fit to 
live in the ■world beyond. 

"Fourth: Heaven is my eternal home.***" 

This is modernism pure and simple. There is no 
place in this scheme for an "old rugged cross." The 
"fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man" 
sounds very nice, but it is utterly deceptive. Such an 
idea is whollj' contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
It ignores the need of a Savior. It is noted that Christ 
is not so much as considered in the above scheme of 
salvation — Christ becomes merely an example in sucti 
a plan of things. 

Not all men are sons of God by any means. The 
devil is the father of some men. "Ye are of your fath- 
er the devil" (John 8:44), shouted Jesus Christ to the 
self-righteous Pharisees who claimed to be sons of 
God (spiritual sons) simply because they traced their 
lineage back to Abraham (John 8:41). The Apostle 
John in I John 3:10 declares plainly that there are 
two classes of people in the world spiritually speak- 
ing, "The children of God and the children of the 

These two concepts cannot both be true. If all men 
are by nature sons of God, then they need no Savior, 
they need no new birth. All they need to do is to "la- 
bor and strive to be fit to live in the world beyond" as 
the preacher is reported to have stated above. He is 
consistent and thorough-going in his ideas to say the 
least. But to discover that it was a Brethren preacher 
setting forth such an unsound and utterh' modernistic 
message is astounding indeed. How such a message 
can be tolerated among those who claim to be 'Historic 
Brethren' is beyond our ken. 

Is Tliis Demiel's League 
Of Nations? 

"The Federated Nations of Europe," is already be- 
ing planned to be formed as soon as the present war 
is over. With the three fold aim of ending the war, 
bringing in lasting peace, and preserving democracy, 
a strong and swiftly growing movement among the 
liberals of Europe and America, headed by Lord Da- 
vid Davies, member of British parliament, is already 
under way. 

United Press dispatches carry the news that it is 
planned for Great Britain, France, Holland, and the 
United States of America to foi-m the foundation of 
this great coalition of countries already committed to 
the democratic form of government. It is planned that 


they should pool all their resources financially and ma- 
terially, so as to be so strong that no other nations 
could obtain sufficient raw materials to wage a suc- 
cessful war against these democratic nations, thereby 
making this world "safe for democracy." It is hoped 
that to this group of nations may be added other wes- 
tern European countries until a permanent world peace 
would be a reality and no nation would be strong 
enough to oppose this powerful association of govern 

The prophet Daniel, in 2:rH-42 of his book, plainly 
reveals that the last form of the old Roman Empire 
vwill be H common federation of ten nations of varying 
colors of political preference, part of iron, and part of 
clay. This condition shall persist till the 'Stone cut 
out without hands" shall smite the whole setup and 
instead bring in the "kingdoms of our God and of His 
Christ." Can it be that now, after it has seemed that 
the league of Nations has been thought dead and past 
reviving, it shall suddenly be found attractive to the 
nations of occidental Europe, and shall be raised up 
and be used to bring about the last form of the nations 
constituting the Old Roman Empire as Daniel has so 
tlearh' foretold.'' 

Is This Gog And Magog? 

Representative Harold Knutsen of Minnesota has 
just disclosed the startling information that when he 
was at the Inter-parliamentary Union Conference as 
a Congressional representative held at Oslo, Sweden, 
in August, he learned on first hand authority that a 
Federation of European Nations was also the goal of 
Adolf Hitler, of Germany. His alliances with Italy, 
and his absorption of Czechoslavakia, Hungary, Aus- 
tria, and Poland, and lastly, his sudden coup with Sov- 
iet Russia, were a part of this plan of his. 

If both of the above federations are carried out, the 
Word of God will be fulfilled in a most remarkable 
way. From Ezek. 38:1-4, 6 it is quite evident that 
there will be a coalition of Germany with Russia and 
Turkey and Armenia, with Russia becoming the dom- 
inating clement and Germany losing her identity. In 
the windup of tlie age during the tribulation period 
when antichrist will be sweeping across the world, 
these nations in one group will form the fiercest an- 
tagonist against the reign of antichrist in Western Eur- 

^^Hiat ;', thrilling day for the Christian who knows 
his Bible to stand and observe the wondrous Word of 
God being unfolded and fulfilled right before his eyes! 
What a strength to his faith it should be ! He knows 
that while Satan is forming the nations of the world 
for their last great conflicts of self - destruction, 
cur Lord Jesus Christ will also soon appear to estab- 
lish His kingdom over all the earth when "righteous- 
ness shall cover the earth as waters the sea." Hurry, 
Lord, the skies are getting dark ! 


— with Our Secretary 

Higher criticism is a torrent which, rising in the 
mountain, may be harmless to the mountain, but it is 
S'lre to bring devastation to the valley. 

n Sterling, Ohio RevivaJ 

After 25 years of evangelistic work within The 
Jirethren Church, we went to Sterling, Ohio, to preach 
iu a church which we had never entered before. There 
are mighty few churches among the Brethren in which 
we have not labored, but this was one of them. It was 
a pleasure to labor there from the start. The first 
night found the church building practically full. It 
was a fine beginning. The spirit in the meetings was 
always good from the start. John Squires, the pastor, 
had done a good work in preparation. While we were 
tliere those two weeks we had a fine delegation from 
the West Tenth Street Brethren Church of Ashland, 
OhiOj and we were glad to see Brother Maj'es and his 
people. Brother Lew Grubb brought a fine group 
o\er from his Rittman church one night. One night 
Ray Gingrich brought over a group from his EUet 
congregation. But the way the folks from the new 
congregation at Wooster came night after night was 
a real treat. Those folks are surely full of the Spirit 
and enthusiasm for the establishment of their new 
v/ork in their cit}'. 

We studied this field carefully while there and 
have concluded that from several angles, there is a 
real need for the Sterling church in that community. 
^\^lile the town is small, }'et there is no real testimony 
for Christ in that section outside of our congregation. 
The church is strong and vigorous and has been grow- 
iing in ipite of many handiicaps. We believe that they 
will grow more swiftly in the future than in the past. 
There is a fine spirit of confidence among the mem- 
bers in their own field, and that is a lot when it comes 
to success. They alreadj' have an addition started to 
t'leir church building for Sundaj' School and j'oung 
people's services. This is a sizeable addition and the 
best part about it is that they already have the money 
raised to jpay for it. It will likely be dedicated with- 
out a cent of debt on it. That is most commendable 
and seldom equaled. 

We had a fine time among the people. They have a 
f-ne spirit of hospitality. Our home was with Brother 
John Squires and his wife, and it was a most pleasant 
stay I can assure you. This young pastor and his 
faithful wife have a verj' fine prayer life. This is a 
'.londerful thing and will do more to make them the 
leaders they should be, and to help them to solve the 
jroblems that are ever facing those who seek to build 
up the cause of Christ than anything else could pos- 
sibly do. It is hard for the devil to destroy a praying 
man, but he will try it. 

Among the many who made decisions during the 
meeting was the Sunday School Superintendent. He 
is a most promising young man who feels the call to 
preach die gospel. As soon as he can make arrange- 
ments he plans to attend Grace Theological Seminary. 
God is raising up men for His expandinig fields to- 

JANUARY 2 0, 19tl,0 

All in all, it was a very fine meeting, and we were 
liajDpy to have had a part in it. May these dear folks 
keep close to Jesns Christ.. 

Frank G. Coleman, Jr. Goes To Waterloo 

Waterloo is boomina; right along. This group was 
I'.ardly organized when they bought a piece of ground 
and drew plans for a beautiful tabernacle type struc- 
ture. On October 20 they started digging the base- 
ment. And dirt has been flying ever since! They ex- 
pect to be in their new church home shortly. We will 
carry the story of the dedication and give all the de- 
tails of the work then. 

The securing of a pastor for Waterloo has been a 
matter of prayer for some time. It now appears that 
we have found the will of the Lord in the matter. Rev. 
Frank G. Coleman has consented to take charge of that 
field April 1st. The congregation has unanimously ap- 
proved of the choice and the directors of the Coun- 
cil have also approved. We believe that he will be 
greatly used of God to build a great work in that city 
and win a nniltitude of souls. He will have a mighty 
fine group of people to work with, a people that 'any 
psstor would delight to have in his church. 

New Location In Kentucky 

Since Brother Sewell Landrum was dismissed by 
the old Home Mission Board in September, he and his 
people have been seeking a new location for their work. 
After these weeks of praying and waiting, God has 
sent us the very best location that could be had. It 
is about one half acre, four 
miles on up the highway to- 
ward Hazai.'^, It is right on 
the highway which does 
away with the need of 
bridges of any kind, and is 
above the highest water yet 
known in that section. The 
site was (formerly used as 
a school ground and is lev- 
el and ready for building on 
at once. It is far superior 
to the former location at 
Lost Creek, which has been 
badly flooded many times 
and was under several feet 
of water this last spring. 
One of the large landhold- 
ers in that section, Mrs. Al- 
len, deeded the property to 
the Council as a gift. Road- 
houses and gas stations had ajDplied for the purchase 
of it at good prices, but she chose to give it to us for 
the preaching of the gospel. We jDraise God for this, 
which is very evidently His own doing. 

A New Thing In Day Schools 

After looking over the new site on our recent trip to 
Limestone, Tennessee, we drove over to the Caney 
School, where Clyde Landrum, Brother of Sewell, is 
principal. No sooner had we arrived, than Clyde be- 

R. Paul Miller turn- 
ing the 1st shovelful 
of dirt for the new 
huilding at Clayhole. 

Setcell Landrum and his 
father Mine Landrum. 

gan gathering the students from every room into the 
main hall that we might 
talk to them. That was a 
real sight for anyone. I 
wish every reader could 
have seen it. The hall 
was full, the stairways 
were crowded in each dir- 
ection. All children gave 
perfeict attention. First 
of all, Sewell led the 
children in singing gospel 
choruses. And let me tell 
you, children aing. 
You would have thought 
that you were in one of 
our finest churches where 
children have been well 
trained in the gospel for 
years. Then he asked for 
Scripture verses. That was the best of all. Every pu- 
pil had a different verse, and each one also told where 
it was found after he recited it. There wasn't a dull 
moment as those .300 children responded. We learned 
that there would have been many more verses, but 
lor the fact that some of them toward the close had 
];eard recited all of the verses they knew, and they 
were ashamed to repeat a verse that someone else had 
spoken ! The atmosijhere of that school was simply 
fme. The teachers were sympathetic and helpful and 
did all they could to lend their influence to the work. 
Sewell has done a great work in this school among 
these children, but of course much of his success has 
been due to the fine cooperation of Clyde, who loves 
the Lord, and who has the making of a real preacher 
himself. We hope to have him in Grace Seminary next 
year. He has his college work already'. Sewell has 
several other schools aside from this school where he 
does the same work every week. 

A Call For Pity 

While standing there watching the children march 
back to their rooms, Mr. Mize Landrum, the father of 
Sewell and Clyde, was standing beside me. He pointed 
out one little fellow about seven years old. He was 
undersized because under-nourished. "All that little 
thap has on is a thin shirt and a pair of overalls," he 
said. It was cold that day and we were both wearing 
our overcoats. "His father is a drunkard." He i^ointed 
cut several other little fellows just like him. It would 
make your heart ache to see that sight. The little 
chaps can't help it that their home conditions are as 
they are. To put some warm clothes on that little boy's 
body and tell him that Jesus sent them is a real privil- 
ege for someone. Little children's clothes are greatly 
needed this fall down there. Brother Landrum reports 
that very few clothes for children have been sent down 
this fall. Most of it has been for grown-ups. Here is 
a chance for some kind hearted mothers whose little 
children have outgrown their clothes to send them down 
at once to Sewell. Be sure and address all packages 
to Sewell Landrum. Parcel post addressed to him at 
Lost Creek, Kentucky, is the best way. All express 
should be sent to him at Jackson, Ky. 


Ready To Build 

The crying need .for this Kentucky work right now 
is for a building in wliich to carry on the work. Broth- 
er Landrum is now using a room in the school, but it 
is too small to hold near all of the children and adults 
who want to come to the services. Our local people 

The Bus at Clayhole, Ky. 

Lave offered to do the labor, and tlie lumber is being- 
provided by local people. There is a sawmill right 
across the road from the new site and this will enable 
us to get materials cut to need. But the local folks 
will need help to provide the windows and the doors, 
and roofing and paint. We are praying that God will 

Cleveland Now Has A Church Home 

Just as we are going to press word comes that Cleve- 
land Bretliren are now in their new church ! 

For 5 years, ever since they started, our young 
churcli at Cleveland, Ohio has had no church home at 
all. They have been meeting in public school build- 
ings. Five years of such experience for a new group 
of people is not conducive to success by any means 
The fact that these j'ears of waiting, disappointment, 
and trials have not discouraged them bears eloquent 
testimony to the untiring faith and leadership of Broth- 
er Tom Hammers, the faithful pastor. Many a time 
his heart has been like lead over the situation, but he 
has never once voiced it. Now he will have a real 
chance to build up a real church. 

It was hard for many of us to understand why the 
many attempts that we had made to get a new church 
built for tliese folks had all come to naught. We be- 
lieve we can see now why it was. God had something 
letter. He lias sent us a 3l/o acre estate right on Noble 
Road. It is a better location than we could have even 
dreamed of because of the high prices of sites on that 
main thoroughfare. 

A Bus Load of S. S. Pupils at our Clayhole Mi. 

The house is so constructed that it is ideal for church 
services without one bit of alteration. It has plenty of 
rooms for Sunday School classes. It is well built, with 
I'.ardwood floors throughout. There is also a five room 
house on the grounds for use as a parsonage, and a 
two-car garage with cement floor. The grounds are 
spacious for growth in days to come. 

The property has been a private home every since 
it was constructed 20 years ago, and is in fine shape 

lay it on someone's heart to provide these needs. W'e 
have no doubt about it, for He has so clearly led in 
all other things. Then we will need a cottage for the 
pastor next door. God will provide them one at a 
time. Let the praying folks remember these needs. 

Our New Publications Setup 

A group of Brethren have now foi'med The Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald Company. Tliis company is de- 
signed to take over and produce all of the literature 
our churches will need. The aim is to produce a type 
of literature that will properly set forth the tilings 
that all true Brethren believe, to provide literature 
tliat can be used to hand to the unsaved and others to 
whom we should desire to bear witness to the truth. 
We aim to become a people that is fired with the spirit 
of spreading the gospel everywhere. 

Wooster Church Is Now A Fact 

Finding a location for the new congregation at 
Wooster, Ohio, has been an easj' one. The first plan 
we had was to buy a vacant lot and build a tabernacle. 
Just as we were about to buj' the ground we had in 
mind, by a quick turn of affairs it was sold to another 
man and we were without anything in sight. But it 
seems that God had something for us all the time and 
we did not know it. That is one reason why it always 
pays to keep close to God and be willing to let Him 
lead you to what He has for you. Twice as we passed 
through the citj' we made arrangements with the men 
of the new group to look over large homes that were 
well located. Vacant ground was simply unobtainable 
in good locations. Finally we were led to a property 
iust a few doors from the high school, on Market 
Street, with all improvements in, and in a wonderful 
residential section, just a few blocks from the center 

JANUARY 2 0, 1940 

of the citj^ The price was within our range, and so 
\^c bought it. Several loyal Brethren loaned the Coun- 
cil the monej' to make the deal and now we have pos- 
session and the folks are busy at the alterations, ex- 
pecting to hold their first services in it by the first 
Sunday in Januarj\ The people are enthused over 
their new church home and are working day and night 
to get it ready. God is blessing them and they are re- 
joicing in His wonderful leading. A sample of fhe 
wonderful spirit among them was sliown when, on 
the last night our meeting at Sterling, Brother John- 
son, the treasurer of the new group, handed us their 
Thanksgiving offering. It was $94 ! For a people 
v;ho as yet have no pastor and no church to meet in, 
that seems to us as being jDrettj' good. That is al- 
v.'ays the way when the hearts of the people are truly 
stirred for God. Brother John Squires plans to take 
over the jjastorate at Wooster on January 1st, and af- 
ter that we can look for reports of real progress. Pray 
for this new work daily. 

From Our Workers 

By Robert Culver 

A Building Boom! That is what seems to be going 
on in the East Central District of Brethren Churches. 

The Sterling, O. Church, where Bro. John Squires 
has been pastor for two j'ears, is completing an exten- 
sive addition to their church building, in the form of 
a Sunday Scliool wing tliat maj' be opened into the 
main auditorium. It is reported that this will increase 
the capacity of the building by about one hundred per- 

The huskj' new church at Wooster, O., where Bro. 
Squires became pastor January 1, 1940, has recently 
secured j building which is to be altered for use as an 
auditorium and for Sunday School rooms. 

Pastor Tom Hammers of the Cleveland, O. Church, 
which has been praying for a building of its own and 
a permanent location these past few years, reports that 
tJiey have at last secured a good building. The church 
had bought two lots upon which they had planned to 
build. Recently the}' have traded lots for a large es- 
tate upon which there is a commodious building, easily 
adaptable to church purposes with little alteration. 

There is evidence, too, that while there is some build- 
ing of church buildings, there is also some building of 
churches. The West Tenth Street Church of Ashland, 
reports a successful Young People's Rally at a banquet 
held in the church Dec. 29. There were 70 young peo- 
ple present, all from the local congregation. Follow- 
ing the banquet, a candlelight service was conducted un- 
der the leadership of Bro. Leo Polman. Many definite 
decisions for Christ were rejaorted to have come through 
the ministry of the Spirit. That night, according to 
reports, will remain a remarkable one in the history of 
the young people of that church. 

Changes At Ankenytown 

On the first Sunday of 1940, the Ankenytown, O., 
Church changed pastors. Bro. Arnold Kriegbaum who 
had been pastor for three years closed his work there 

Dec. 24, to take up the pastorate of the new church in 
East Los Angeles, Calif. Bro. Kriegbaum completed 
his course at Grace Seminary at the close of the fall 
semester. Bro. Robert D. Culver, student at Grace 
Seminar}', took up the work Dec. 31. 

Taking a Long Jump to the Nortlizvests — We hear 
the news from pastor Fred Walter of the Harrah, 
V^'ash. church that a revival campaign is to be conduct- 
ed there this month with Bro. J. C. Beal as evangelist. 
Pray for these meetings. 

And Back to Indiana: We hear that the church at 
Osceola, under the leadership of Bro. Robert S. Wil- 
liams, student at Grace Seminary, has recently moved 
from its old location to a new one, better located, in 
the center of the little town. RejDorts are that attend- 
ance increased greatly immediately. Pray for these 
Brethren ! 

In The News Again, Gerald B. Winrod, self ac- 
claimed fundamentalist, editor of "The Defender," can- 
didate for governor of Kansas in 1938, made a place 
in the report of the Dies committee. 

The report as printed in the Fort Wajme News Jour- 
nal follows: "... .in addition to the Communist Party 
and the German American Bund, there are a number of 
. . . .organizations which seek a radical change in the 
American form of government and collect dues from 
Such mis-guided citizens as will contribute to their 

"Many 'essentially Fascist groups' have sought from 
time to time to get together The following or- 
ganizations and individuals took some part in that ef- 
fort. 'Militant Christian Patriots (Mrs. Leslie Fry), 
Williaim Dudley Pelly, Gerald B. M'^inrod ... .James 
True, . . . .E. N. Sanctuary, ". 

Winrod has published articles by True and Sanctu- 
ary in his "Defender." Last summer. Time Magazine 
gave some space to exjaose Winrod as an anti-semitist. 
When even the public press wakes up to the character 
of this man's views and purposes, surely it is time 
Christians have his number! He has forfeited the 
right to respect in Christian circles. 

One More Word: If you would like to see news of 
.your own church written up in this column, send your 
church bulletin or calendar to Robert D. Culvei;, Win- 
ona Lake, Indiana. In addition to that, write up 25- 
100 words of news on a post card every month or so 
and mail it to the same address. 

You Can Help Us Greatly 

... .by letting us know if you are getting more 
than one copy of The Brethren Missionarj' Her- 
ald. Thank you for cooperating with us in cor- 
recting our mailing list. 

The Brethren Missionary HereJd Co. 

3326 S. Calhoun St. Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



God Is Working ! ! 

God lias sinijah' showered new fields and obligations 
upon the Home Missions Council durins; the last few 
months. Now He is sending another shower upon us 
in the Thanksgiving offering! Never was any group 
of hearts more deepli/ apprehensive, and moved to ut- 
terly cast themselves upon God for the work, than 
xcrre the IJf directors of the council this fall when the 
influx of new fields began to show up. Now we are 
beginning to see the answers to our prayers. 

Our isolated members of The Brethren Church are 
a wondei'ful example of the way God is working in 
many hearts for His work. These folks have no pas- 
tors to hel23 them. What they get they must get only 
tlirough the Lord's leading. In ninety per cent of their 
gifts they have increased from twenty five to one hun- 
dred per cent in their giving. This cau.sed us great re- 
j oicing. 

Our little group of folks in Wooster, Ohio, with- 
out even a pastor or a place to meet as yet, took up an 
offering and sent on $94.00. The Berne. Indiana, 
church, where the secretary lives, took up their offer- 
ing and it was $59-1.00. It happened that the secre- 
tary' was out there last Sunday during a few days at 
liome. The pastor asked him to speak a few words 
about home missions, and at the conclusion of the talk 
those folks raised their offering to $800.00. How is 
that for a country church ? The secretary would like 
to establish a hundred countr_y churches like that. The 
Cleveland mission church raised $340.00. They don't 
even have a building of their own as yet. The Fort 
Wayne, Indiana, mission church raised $600.00. (This 
is the church that was supposed to have been ruined 
a short time ago!) Tracy, California, has raised $215.- 
00, about four dollars per member. Dayton has over 
$1000.00 and may reach $2,000.00. Los" Angeles 2nd 
church wired that they had $1,020.00. Now comes the 
big news! Dr. Bauman writes that the First Church 
c{ Long Beach has raised $3600 for home missions! 
When the secretary got that letter he just about fell 
off his chair. He actually shouted. 

Tie can only praise God and give Him all the glory, 
for it is all His own working. From all indications, 
we will have enough now to care for the new points 
that we have undertaken since our annual budget was 
m.ade up. If the rest of the offerings of which we 
have no knowledge have increased as these have, we 
vill have enough. Our Father God will take care of 
thinas for His own work. 


With this realization came a new vision. An offer- 
ing was received and the indebtedness of $400 was 
quickly cared for, (part being pledged, payable by Jan- 
uary 1st). Attendance in all departments of our work 
has shown a marked increase. Our Sunday School is 
averaging 88, and our morning services are running 
nearly as high. Other services, particularly the weekly 
Bible class, are reaching strangers and good prospects. 
On the whole, the work is in the best condition that 
we have seen it since our arrival about a year and a 
half ago. 

Negotiations are in progress at a local bank for the 
securing of a loan so that we can start building. We 
expect to get a final answer from them in a few da3'S. 

Our building plans, drawn free of charge by our 
Sunday School superintendent, R. A. Laughlin, have 
been through the office of the city planning commis- 
sion and are held up at the present only by a few 
minor details in the office of the city building inspec- 
tor. After these few changes, they will get the go 
sign there. 

Our plans call for a single unit structure 38' x 
74' designed so that it can easih^ be added to. This 
structure will include auditorium, baptistry and dress- 
ing rooms, pastor's study, and choir room on the first 
floor, with a full basement most of which will be out 
of ground due to the slojje in the lots. 

Actual construction has not begun and many prob- 
1< ms must be solved before it can begin, but we ar.^ 
praising the Lord for the remarkable answers He has 
alreach' sent to our prayers relative to the building. 
We ask an interest in the prayers of the brotherhood 
regarding these problems that yet face us. 

— .llbert Flory. 

San Diego, California 

About four weeks ago, our people were brought to 
see that it would be possible to start a building in Jan- 
uary of 1940 provided that we were able to care for 
the remaining indebtedness on our lots. 

Revival At The Trinity Brethren Church 
At Seven Fountains, Va. 

The church is one of the most isolated churches in 
the entire brotherhood. It has a natural line of moun- 
tains surrounding it like a well-planned fort. In .fact 
the valley is known as Powell's Fort. There is one 
easj' entrance to the valley along Passage Creek. Here 
the road follows a deep and rocky gorge. Other ap- 
proaches are over steep and almost impossible moun- 

The community has been taken by Brethren people 
many years ago, and represents some fine Christians 
who love the Lord and are concerned about winning 
souls for Himself. !Most of the people depend upon 
the income of small farms and are pressed at present 
to make a comfortable living. Nevertheless, real in- 
terest is always shown in matters pertaining to the 
work of the church and especially during a time of 
revival, effort. 

The \yriter was asked to conduct the series of meet- 
ings this year. This was the second time he did this. 
7 he results were happy and hearts were encouraged 
in the matter of Christian living. The last day in 
the Fort, it was our good pleasure to baptize eight who 
had received the Lord Jesus- into their lives and also 
extend a hand of fellowship to them for membership 

JANUARY 2 0, 19JiO 

into the church. Our disadvantage this year was that 
we could not have Sunday meetings. Inasmuch as the 
work at the Winchester congregation required a re- 
turn to that field over Sunday', it was not neglected. 

Trinitj' Brethren Church is near the new camp site. 
We are developing a fifty acre tract of land to be a 
permanent young people's training camp for The 
Brethren Church. To our great advantage, we are 
among sympathetic friends and families who want to 
see both the church and camp be a success. 

Our most recent indication of progress in the Win- 
chester church is the decision of the church to secure 
a parsonage. This shall be the possession of The 
Brethren Church in the city. On Monday, October 
2nd, our School of the Bible will open, and Dr. Baker 
has consented to teach again for the school. Scores 
of Bible students and teachers are anxious that classes 
be taught again and will support it as they can. We 
have set 150 for a goal in Bible School for our Rally 
Day. — Norman Uphoiise. 

A Glorious Thanksgiving Day 
At Our Jewish Mission 

Bi/ Ellias Zimmeiinan 
Our Jewish Missionari/ in Los Angeles 

For weeks and months we had been hoping and pray- 
ing that somehow the Lord would make it possible 
for us to have a real Thanksgiving dinner for the 
many Jewish boj's and men who come to our mission. 
Many of them are without employment, homeless and 
friendless, and do not know what it means to have 
a decent meal for months at a time. We felt we could 
not enjoy our own Thanksgiving dinner, knowing that 
so many of our boys were hungry. So we hoped and 
prayed, and in good time the Lord abundantly pro- 
vided even beyond what we hoped or expected. Through 
the generosity and help of our Brother Joseph H. 
Cohn of the American Board of Missions to the Jews 
wc were enabled to go ahead with our plans for 
Thanksgiving Daj' — and what a glorious Thanksgiv- 
ing Day it was ! 

The long tables, which we borrowed from a nearby 
c?iurch, stretf^hed from one end of our mission hall ':o 
the other. They were beautifully and artistically dec- 
orated by one of our Jewish young men as if for a 
masrnifiiicent banquet. W^e were prepared to feed and 
tike care of about forty people. Long before the ap- 
pointed hour manv of our boys were at the mission, 
and soon everv chair was occupied. Still they kept on 
coming. We had no room, but we .iust did not have 
the heart to turn anyone away hunary on Thankssiv- 
inq- Day. Somehow we manasred, and we had almost 
sjxtv — all Jews with the exception of the few who 
helped — instead of the forty we had prepared for. 
Yes, we had real turkey with all the trimmings that 
T'sually go with an old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner. 

A.ppreciafaed Dinner 

As we watched the cheerful faces and beaming eyes, 
we could not help overhear some of them say that this 
wa.s the time in their lives that they had a real 
Thanksp-ivinar dinner. The ladies who did all the cook- 
ing and baking and planning and serving felt well 

repaid for all their trouble. For we could not help 
but think of what our Master said: "And whosoever 
shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup 
of cold water in the name of a disciple, verily I say 
unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward" (Matt. 
10:42). And "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one 
Of the least of these my (Jewish) brethren, ye have 
done it unto me" (Matt. 25:40). 

Indeed many of us felt that the Lord was in our 
midst. For the Thanksgiving feast was followed 
by another — a spiritual feast. ^^Iiile sit- 
ting around the tables each one told what he or 
she was particularly thankful for. These brief 
talks were interspersed with appropriate instru- 
mental and vocal music by Hebrew Christians 
and touching. It thrilled our soul to hear so many 
of our Jewish brethren give their sincere and earnest 
testimonies by way of thanksgiving unto the Lord 
for what He has done for them in opening their eyes, 
whereas before they were blind now they could see. 
One of our converts put it this waj': "I thank God 
for finding Him Who is the Way, for without Him 
there is no going; for trusting in Him Who is the Life, 
for without Him there is no living." 

However, the climax was reached when one of our 
finest young men, with whom we had been dealing for 
seme time, and for whose salvation we had been long- 
ing and praying for, stood up and made public con- 
fession of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as his 
Savioir and Redeemer. 

Faithful Attendant 

This young man had been coming to our mission 
for some time. He had a job in one of the Jewish 
stores some blocks away from us; and though he work- 
ed hard from 9 or 10 o'clock in the morning until 9 at 
night, yet he never went to his room to change his 
clothes or rest. He would rush to tlie mission, and 
often apologize for being so late. 

At times we prolonged our service for his benefit. 
He came to us as an atheist. Then one evening we 
spoke on the subject, "Why I Believe in God." Some- 
thiing was said that made him stop in his track and 
think. From that day on he began to read the Bible. 
Finally we saw that a marked change had come over 
him. One night after the service we took him aside 
and had a heart to heart talk with him. Yes, he was 
convinced that Christ was the Messiah, but his mother, 
whom he loved dearly, was coming to Los Angeles 
and he could not face her if he accepted Christ. It 
would break her heart. Our heart went out to him. 
We knew the struggle that went on in this young man's 
heart. We realized the momentous decision he had 
to make. At last the love of Christ conquered, and he 
stood up and made public confession of his faith. How 
our hearts rejoiced! After a brief message and the 
leading of Ps. 103, we went away with praise and 
thanksgiving for such a blessed and glorious Thanks- 
aivino- Day. 

Religion is man forcing himself upon God. Chris- 
t'anity is God implanting Himself in man. 




At our Annual ineetin,g at Winona Lake, 
in August, the Directors of the Council 
voted to establish an 

to begin January 1st, 1940 

This department will receive Annuities 
in cash, or property in the form of real es- 
tate, First Mortgages, or negotiable stocks 
and bonds. 

Annuities provide an income that is 
higher than any other safe investment. 

Annuities make certain that your means 
will go to the work of the gospel after you 
are gone. \\'ills are most uncertain. 

Annuities take care of you in life, and 
preach the gospel for you after your death. 

Aimuity income is based upon your age. 
At fift}" years of age you receive 5 per 
cent. At eighty years of age you receive 
8 per cent. 

Annuities enable you to give to the work 
you desire to assist whUe you are still alive. 
Your desires and instructions have little 
weight after you are gone. Others don't 
aWays fee! about things as you do. 

Annuities are safe. As long as the 
Church of Christ is on earth they are safe 
After that, you won't be here. 

If you have funds to invest to form an 
income to live on — 

If you have property you would like to 
give, or — If you have other investments 
you would like to turn to Christ — 

Write at once for descriptive Annuity 

The Brethren Home Missions Council 

125 N. Jefferson Street 
Berne, Indiana 

Our Boys 
and Girls 

Tell Me A True Story 

I.S there any story which you like better than a true 
slory.? Of not. Since this is the Home Mis- 
sions Number of The Brethren Missionary Herald, 
^\•e will tell you a true story from the Fort Wayne 
church. This is one of the home mission churches which 
the very pennies, nickels and dimes you put in the 
Thanksgiving oflfering lielped to build. Aren't you 
glad yon had a part in making it possible for Suzette 
lo know Jesus ? 

Knock! Knock! Come In 

By Mrs. Leo Polman 

A group of happy children were gatliered together 
iii a week of Bible School. The teacher was teaching 
a new chorus : 

I will love Jesus with all mij heart 

And try to be like Him each day. 
After singing it several times, the teacher said, "Je- 
sus stands outside the heart's 
door of exexy one. Sometimes we 
do not know it is Jesus knock- 
ing until someone tells us about 
Him. Then we recognize His 
knocking. Sometimes little chil- 
dren hear Him, sometimes older 

_ children, and sometimes men and 

women. When we hear Him, we 
should say. Come in. Lord Jesus.' Then He will come 
in and stay in our hearts, and help us to be like Him. 
Then we will love Him with all our heart." 

Right in front sat the littlest one, Suzette, a blond 
fairy-like girl. She sat so quiet, listening so intently. 
As the teacher paused, Suzette said, "Teacher, I 
hear Jesus knocking at my heart." 

Pleased, the teacher turned to the other boys and 
girls and said, "See, even our smallest child can hear 
the Lord Jesus knocking. He said, 'Behold, I stand 
at the door (our hearts' door), and knock: if any man 
(child) hear my voice, and open the door, I will come 
in.' Even a little child can love Jesus with all her 
heai^t, and try to be like Him each day. Just open 
your heart's door to Him. " 

Suddenly little Suzette spoke again, "Tea,cher, I 
said, 'Come in. Lord Jesus' He came in, and now He 
isn't knocking any more. " 

Just so simply we take Jesus into our hearts and 
lives. Jesus said we must become as little children if 
we want to see the kingdom of heaven. Let us all have 
the childlike faith of little Suzette, and begin loving 

■JANUARY 2 0, 1940 

Jesus with all our hearts while we are young. Give 
Him the best of our lives — our youth — like a candle 
tall and white, a long time to burn for the Lord; not 
a candle half used or just a stub left for Him, all used 
in our own pleasures first. 

Do You Like Puzzles? 

Then, here is one for you. Begin with the C in the 
middle. Then take the letter to its left, the letter to 
its right, the second letter to its left, the second to its 
right, and so on. After arranging the letters in that 
order, separate the words, and you will have some- 
thing God wants you to remember to do. 


What Would You Have Done? 

A little girl in an Italian Sunday School told her 
mother how the other children had teased her. 

"Why didn't you do your best to defend yourself," 
her mother asked. When she made no reply her mother 
said, "M^hat did you do?" 

"I remembered what Jesus did for His enemies, "she 
said, "so I prayed for them." 

This Week's Memory Verse 

Jn. 11:27. I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son 
of God. 

DAliLY Biible Readings 

Sun. — Jn. 11:1-3. Who said, "He whom thou lovest 
is sick" ? 

Mon. — Jn. 11:5-7. Who said, "Let us go into Ju- 

Tues. — Jn. 11:11-14'. Who said, "Lazarus is dead".'' 

Wed. — Jn. 11:20-23. Who said, "If thou hadst been 
I'.ere, mj' brother had not died"? 

Thurs. — Jn. 11:24-27. Who said, "Thou art the 
Christ" ? 

Fri. — Jn. 11:33-36. Who said, "Behold how he loved 
him" ? 

Sat. — Jn. 11:41-44. Who said, "Lazarus, come 
forth" ? 

Some Things For Which To Pray 

Sun. — Pray for all the children, who, like Suzette, 
are learning about Jesus in our home mission churches. 

Mon. — Praj' that God will help the pastors, teach- 
ers, and other workers in our home mission churches. 

Tues. — Pray that God will help the home mission 
churches to win many unsaved people for Jesus. 

Wed. — Pray that those who are saved in our home 
mission churches will do all they can to get others 

Thurs. — Pray for the pastor and other workers in 
your own church. 

Fri. — Pray that all the people in your own church 
may do more for Jesus. 

Sat. — Pray that you may be so much like Jesus that 
others will want to know Him too. 



FOR FEB. 4, 1940 
If God Be For Us 

Aim : 'Jo show how completelj' God provides for us 
if we are His. 

Approach to the lesson 

Turn ii your Bibles to Rom. 8:31. How would you 
answer llie second question in v. 31 ? Now look in v. 
r.2. How many things is God going to give us if we 
are His? Just think of that! Look again in that verse 
and find the word which shows that God is not going 
to be one bit stingy about giving us these things. 

Now think of all the wrong things j^ou have done — 
the lies you told, the naught}' things j'ou did when 
mother was not around, the impure thoiights you would 
not want anj'one to know. God knows all about every 
one of those sins, and everj' other siin, too. Let's read 
tlie question of v. 33. This is another waj' of asking, 
"Who is going to accuse you of anj' of your sins ?" 
Will God? No, not if we are saved, for God justifies 
us. This means that because Jesus saved us from our 
sins, washing away our sins by His blood, God looks 
upon us as justified (just as if we'd never sinned) — 
not because of what we've done, but because of what 
Christ has done. Then who will condemn us (v. 34) ? 
Will Christ ? Not if we are saved, for He died for 
our sins and now lives and makes intercession for us. 
This means that He pleads with God for us, what- 
ever our need may be. 

Since God will not hold an^'thing against us who 
are saved, and Christ will not do so, can anj'thing sep- 
arate us from His love? Can the awful things men- 
tioned in V. 35 do so? The answer is in v. 37. Can 
death separate us from Him ? Can angels ? Can any- 
thing present or future do it? Can anything at all sep- 
arate us from His love? Find the answer in v. 38-39. 
How gracious God is toward us ! 

Points on the lesson with illustrations from Scrip- 

1. God makes all things new when He saves us (II 
Cor. 5:17). 111. — Saul's conversion. Acts 9; Les. 
136, True Stories from the Long Ago. (Give children 
opportunitj' to tell how Christ changed their lives.) 

2. God has made victory possible over every tempta- 
tion (I Cor. 10:13). Ill — any of the following: 
The three Hebrews' temptation to wrong worship, Dan. 
S ; Les. 92, True Stories from the Long Ago. Daniel's 
temptation to stop praying, Dan. 6 ; Les. 94, True 
Stories from the Long Ago. Peter's and John's temp- 
tation to quit preaching Christ, Acts 3-4; Les. 132, 
'J rue Stories from the Long Ago. (Give children oji- 
portunity to tell how Christ has helped them overcome 

3. God enables us to endure every circumstance (Pliil. 
4:13). 111. — Paul, II Cor. 11:24-28; 12:7-10; Les. 
145, True Stories from the Long Ago. (Give children 
opportunity to tell what hard things Christ has helped 
them endure.) 


Robert A. Ashm, 

12 S. Clay St. 
Peru, Ind. 


live Secretary 


Leo Polman 


Tacoma Ave. 


Wayne. Ind. 


Y. P. Topic Editor 

lev. Norman Uphou 

Winchester, Va. 


Missionary Herald Co. 
3326 S. Calhoun St. 
Fort Wayne. Ind. 

Topic Editor 
iriam Gilbert 

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Washington. D. C. 


FOR FEB. 4, 1940 

Winning The Children To Christ 

CSIt. l,s:l-ll) 
Suggestions for the Leader 

Winning the children for i.s one of tlie 
promising fields of Christian endeavor. Children can 
vaiderstand all that is needed in order to be saved, and 
if properly led, can experience salvation. The exact 
time when a child ought to become a Christian by re- 
ceiving the Lord Jesus cannot be set. Educators rec- 
ognize a great range of individual differences in chil- 
dren. Whenever a child reaches accountability, that is 
the time he should come to Christ. If any mistakes 
are to be made in child evangelism, it would be better 
to start loo early than to wait until it is too late. 

The writer once witnes.sed a child of six years come 
to Jesus and express love for Him. This may be an 
early age to expect children to make decisions, but af- 
ter that we should look for them. The horrible thing is 
that many parents refuse to let their children of 12, 
13, and even older, make a public stand for the Lord. 
To interfere with the good intentions of children might 
bring many tears in after years. 

Cliild evangelism is the one place we young people 
can be assured of doing something definite for the 
Lord. It is not enough simply to tell children Bible 
stories and entertain them while they are in a class or 
Endeavor meeting. The great duty of every teacher 
and leader is to present Christ constantly as the only 
hope for salvation. Children should be told how they 
can love Him too. 

We need to remember that a child needs to be 
cleansed from sin. He can distinguish between good 
and evil and ought to reckon with the tendency to do 
v.rong. How wonderful it is to see a child start off 
right early in life and be saved from the misery and 
disappointments of sin. It is not right that they should 
fall into the things of the world. Do what you can to 
bring children to Christ now. 

I. Children need a Savior, Mt. 19:14. 

One thing that will help us sec the difference be- 
tween infancy and childhood is that in some places 
babies are brought to the church and presented to 
Christ, while children come to Christ of their own free 
will. Jesus is ready and willing to receive any cJiild 
that comes to Him. The Bible says we should be faith- 
ful in teaching and leading them, and then let them 
decided for Christ. 

Ever3'one is born in sin, having a nature to sin from 
the start. This can be seen early in life when small 

children have outward expressions of temper, selfish- 
ness or meanness. One man said it made no difference 
whether the lead pencil was new or used, it made the 
same black mark. Parents like to think their children 
are better than any others. They seem to feel their 
children do not need salvation. This is an error. Their 
great concern ought to be to know that every child in 
the home has been born again. Never .shield a child in 
sin. Lead him to claim the Lord Jesus as his own. 

2. Children are teachable. Mt. 18:4. 

Tests sliow that adults up to fifty are as teachable 
as children if they want to learn. The difference is 
that adults close their minds on certain subjects, but 
children will listen to the truth. Manjr times they lead 
older people, sometimes their whole families, to re- 
ceive the truth. Herein lies a great opportunity for 
have an entering wedge in reaching the others in the 
the Bible School and C. E. Seek the children and you 
have an entering wedge in reaching the others in the 

A person need not understand all about Christianity 
before claiming it. In fact, none of us fullj' under- 
stand it. It takes a lifetime to grow into the knowl- 
edge. Seek the child and let him profess faith in Je- 
sus as soon as he will. Heaven will be glad for one 
child coming home, the life will be saved from sinful 
experiences, and the Lord Jesus will be exalted. Ev- 
erything is in favor of child evangelism. Hardly a 
one in the ihurch can say it is too hard a work to do. 

3. Children who believe have a fine foundation for 

a life of service. II Tim. 3:14-15. 

In some cases great men of God were converted late 
in life after living a life of sin. This is the exception 
and certainly' the most dangerous way to live. It would 
be far better to take no chances in delaying to come 
to Christ. In after years it would bring the convert 
satisfaction to know he kept himself pure and clean 
for the Lord's work, and would save lament for the 
jinful past and for the loss of time that might have 
been used in preparation for larger service for God. 
If one iinprepared. though thoroughly converted, can 
do much for God. the same jaerson properly prepared 
could do more. 

The things learned in childhood are remembered 
longest. This is the time for Bible study and memori- 
zation, and is where the foundation should be laid for 
years of work in the church. 

If you have to choose between these two proposi- 
tions, always take your stand for an early decision 
for Christ and a life of usefulness for Him. It has less 
regrets and many more happy experiences with Chris- 
tian people and with the Lord. 

4. Preaching to children. Mt. 18:2. 

Some people oppose preaching before children. Some 
c! nrches keep them busy doing other things during 
the preaching hour. Children ought to hear the sermon 
as well as adults. None may fully understand or re- 
member what was said in detail, but little by little they 
ought to get some good and help. Unlesss children are 
started early, they will not likely come to church later. 

Anj' minister ought to be conscious of the children 
ill his service. The selection of words, the wise use of 
time, and lessons illustrated with stories, will help keep 

JANUARY 2 0, 1940 

their interest. All children like to hear thrilling stor- 
ies. Jesus frequently used objects and stories or par- 
ables to help in Hiis teaching. Preaching to children 
will bring favorable results because they can be led 
to do the thing that is right and of God. The preach- 
ing should be positive, not telling them only what they 
cannot do or what is bad, but what is proper and ac- 
ceptable in their conduct. 

5. Children and the church. I Sam. 2:18; Mt. 21:15. 

There was a day when children were given no place 
in the church. They were supposed to be seen but not 
heard. When the Sunday School came, children were 
helped. The Junior and Intermediate C. E. did more 
for them. Todaj^ hajapy is the church that cares for 
the children. 

"If children can receive the Lord Jesus as Savior, 
they can also serve him. Their testimony is often used 
of the Lord to the salvation of parents and friends. 
They ought to have a part in the one work of the 
church, and should be recognized as a part of the band 
of workers." It makes them feel good to have a part 
in a meeting or a work within the church. One Junior 
C. E. makes a regular pledge for foreign missions 
\?hich amounts to more than $100. These children find 
enjoj'ment in carrying out the pledge. 

Additional Scripture. 

Testimony of children II Ki. 5:2-4; Mt. 21:15-16; 
Ps. 148:12, 13. 

Questions to be answered 

1. How much of the Bible must one understand in 
order to be saved? 

2. Do j'ou think it a good thing to make a child wait 
until older before becoming a Christian? 

3. How is the future of this church largely depen- 
dent upon what the children do now ? 

4. What should the S. S. teachers and C. E. leaders 
do to win children to Christ? 

5. What are the ways a child can be used in the 
work of the church ? 

6. Do you think we dare set an age limit on a child 
concerning conversion ? 

"He Didn't Read His Church Paper" 

"What religious paper do j'ou read?" 



"No time to read." 

"Wliat progress is j'our church making?" 

"Don't know." 

"Where do vou think missionary work is most need- 

"Don't know." 

"How many members are there in your church?" 

"Don't know." 

"Of course you are a church member?" 

"Don't — I mean yes !" 

"Is the church making anj^ progress in your neigh- 

"Don't know at all." 
"What good are you to the church?" 
"Don't kn — ; that is, I — you see!" 
Yes, I see, don't j'ou? — Western Recorder. 

Jewish Bible Conference 

Pastor, have you arranged for that Jewish Bible Con- 
ference yet. The support of our new Jewish Mission in 
Los Angeles, California, depends upon the offerings 
raised in Jewish Conferences held in our churches dur- 
ing the year. 

Our responsibility begins Januar}' 1st. Plan at once 
for a real spiritual feast at the same time you provide 
for the great work God has given to our churches to 
do in bringing Israel to Christ. 

Remember the words of Jehovah: 

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall pros- 
per that love thee" (Psalm 122:6). 

You may arrange your conference directly with the 
speakers, or through the office of the Council at Berne, 

Sentence Sermons 

We are all black, onlj' some are bleached blacks. 

The anchor of the Christian's hope is cast upward 
not downward. 

Christians are living far too much in the newspa- 
pers and far too little in the Bible. 

The church is full of willing people. Some are will- 
ing to work and others are willing to let them. 

Some believe in a very great God in Nature but a 
\ erv little God in Grace. 

Set the pillow of God's promises between your back 
and your burdens. 


Brother Landrum has sent us an appeal .for 
warm winter clothing for little children. What 
clothing has been sent to him this fall has been 
mainly for adults. Will all who intend to send 
clothing to help our brother in this noble work 
kindly remember the little children. 

Do Not Send Anything Addressed To The 
Brethren Mission. 

Send everything to Sewell Landrum person- 

Parcel Post to Lost Creek. Express to Jackson. 




By C. II. Ashman 

"Tlie coming- of the Lord draweth nigh!" "Little 
cliildren, it is the last time" (1 John 2:18). "The time 
is short" (1 Cor. 7:29). When the "fulness of time 
was come," God sent Jesus Christ in His first advent. 
When the fulness of time is come, God will send Je- 
sus Christ in His second advent. But we believe that 
it is time to look up, lift up, be ready to go up! 

What does 1940 hold in store in prophetic develop- 
ment and fulfilment.^ Soothsa3'ers, astrologers, crystal- 
gazers, fortune tellers, and otlier quacks try to peer 
into the future. God has put a curse upon all "pos- 
sessed with a spirit of divination." We must be ever 
careful in our prophetic messages not to come under 
this curse. Yet the Lord expects us to discern the 
"signs of the times." God has a prophetic clock. All 
the future is timed. With the precision of nature, the 
future will unfold according to this prophetic timepiece 
M'hen the time arrives, when the hour strikes, the 
bright and morning Star will appear. Will this be 
during 1940.' 

Some years ago in the New Outlook, there appeared 
an article on "Technocracy." It ended with these 
v.ords, "We have reached the end of an age." Is the 
end of this age drawing nigh? Sir Arthur Geddes has 
said, "In Europe we know that an age is dj'ing." Is 
our age dying? "But the end of all things is at hand" 
(I Peter 4:7). Is the end drawing near? Is it at 
hand? Will it come for the church during 1940? What 
time is it by God's prophetic clock? 

The Times of the Gentiles 

We believe that 1940 will witness the world's 
darkest midnight of poverty, perplexitiy, and pagan- 
ism. The Lord's prophecy that there should come up- 
on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the 
sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them 
for fear, and for looking after those things which are 
coming on the earth" (Luke 21:25-26), will increase 
in the intensity of its fulfilment. The times of the 
Gentiles are in the last stages of decay. The city of 
Jerusalem has been "trodden down of the Gentiles" 
for centuries. It will be so vnitil the "times of the 
Gentiles be fulfilled." From A. D. 70 until 1917, the 
Gentiles were in full control of this prophetic capitol 
of the world, Jerusalem, \\nien General Allenby cap- 
tured Jerusalem in 1917, there was a striking fulfil- 
ment of the prophecy of Isaiah 31:5, "As birds flying 
so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem, defend- 
ing also he will deliver it ; and passing over he will 
preserve it." Upon good authority we learn that the 
sight of airplanes flying over the city persuaded the 
Turks to offer a peaceful surrender of the city. The 
Lord defended, delivered, preserved the city. From 
that hour the times of the gentiles have been drawing 
to a close. Ever since the world war the Gentile na- 

tions have been degenerating in jjower. They have 
been decaying from within and are being attacked from 
without. They threaten to devour each other. Will 
1940 witness their total collapse? 

Political and Diplomatic 

The diplomatic world is crumbling and crashing. What 
do parleys, pacts, treaties, leagues, etc., amount to ? 
They are more worthless than "mere scraps of paper. " 
On the tenth birthday of the League of Nations, when 
the corner stone of the Palace of Peace was laid in 
Geneva, leaders of over 20 of the leading nations of 
the world were present. They voiced enthusiastic fore- 
casts of a glorious future of peace and prosperity 
for the nations in the league. What has become of 
these forecasts? 1 Thess. 5:1 could well be applied 
to them, "For when they sa}', peace and safety, then 
sudden destruction cometh upon them." Roger Babson 
a few j'ears ago warned America that unless she would 
cease from her selfishness and get back to God three 
things would result, namely, financial collapse, na- 
tional collapse, and international collapse. America 
has not ceased from her selfishness nor has she turned 
back to God. The financial collapse came, national 
collapse is threatened, and behold the international 
collapse all about us. The sea of nations with its 
waves is roaring. Nation is rising against nation. There 
are wars and rumors of wars over all the earth. On 
knd, in the air, on the sea, and under the sea, the 
mighty conflict is raging as never before in the world's 
l.istor}-. In 1916 I. M. Haldeman wrote, "It has been 
foretold that during the absence of Christ enormous 
political changes would take place within the coun- 
tries now occupying the territorial limits of the old 
Roman Empire. There would be the overthrow of 
monarchy, the uprising of red democracy, its over- 
throw, and finall}' a federation of nations in western 
Europe." Twenty-three years have witnessed the rap- 
id fulfilment of these things. What will 1940, one 
more year, bring forth ? Will these prophecies come 
to a climax ? Will there come the Federation of Na- 
tions of western Europe over which eventually the 
Anti-Christ shall rule ? 

Social and Criminal 

'J'he social world is breaking all restraints and flood- 
ing the earth with paganism and civilized crime. Pa- 
ganism is awful, but civilized crime is worse ! The days 
of Noah are being repeated with their violence, athe- 
ism, agnosticism, and moral corruiDtion. The days of 
Lot are being duplicated. They were "marrying and 
giving in marriage" in Lot's days. Does this mean 
just a multiplicity of marriages only? No! It means 
not only giving in marriage, but "giving out" also, 
that is getting out of the marriages into which they 
had entered. The da3's of Lot were days of divorce ! 
In that period during which the U. S. has doubled its 
population, it has increased its divorce ten times! Five 
times as fast as the increase of population has been 
the increase of divorce. We are rapidly becoming an 
"adulterous generation." Witness the unnatural sex 
crimes. Behold the nudism in pictures and in person 
You know, we are coming to that state which we stamp 

— 14- 

JANUARY 2 0, 1940 

as educated licentiousness. We are not being overcome 
in our sins and by our sins, but we are jslanning them, 
plotting them, and witli modern inventions available 
we are becoming a nation of educated licentiousness. 
E. E. Neighbor has described our daj' in these graphic 
words, "We are living in a day when modesty and 
morals are fast touching the bottom of the mire. Young 
IK-ople need to be talked to in plain and unvarnished 
words about this. Everything — dress, jJastimes, read- 
ing and conversation — is conducive to looseness of 
morals. Virtue and modesty, the two bulwarks of a 
Christian girlhood and womanhood, seem to be in the 
last throes of death. This age is rushing headlong 
into the vortex of unbridled sexual debaucherj^." Yes 
"Evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse, 
deceiving and being deceived." Iniquity is abounding 
on every hand. Behold the robbery, rape, assault, sui- 
cides, murders, the diabolical and atrocious deeds of 
men, even mere lads! God save America! What will 
1940 witness in increase along these lines? We be- 
lieve the world will go deeper into the darkness of 
sin and crime during the coming year, bringing mor- 
al corruption closer to its inevitable harvest of judg- 


The religious world is plunging into the apostasy 
— "departing from the faith, giving heed to seducing 
spirits and the doctrines of devils, speaking lies in 
lijprocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot 
iron." This prophecy in 1 Timothy 4:1-2 is meeting 
fulfilment today. Many have a "form of godliness, 
but deny the power thereof" (2 Tim. 3:5). Yes, they 
have the outward profession and appearance of god- 
liness, but they have denied the power thereof. They 
still keep up the appearance, the profession, after hav- 
ing renounced the authority. The most subtle form in 
which this appears today is that described in Romans 
10:3, "for they being ignorant of God's righteousness. 
and going about to establish their own righteousness, 
have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness 
ef God." This description is supplemented in 2 Cor. 
11:13-15, "for such are false prophets, deceitful work- 
ers, transforming themselves into the apostles of 
Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is trans- 
formed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great 
thing if his ministers also be transformed as the min- 
isters of righteousness; whose end shall be according 
to their works." Professing to be good and do good, 
to be the apostles of righteousness, they are deceiving 
many. Herbert Lockyer has wriitten, "Churches there 
are of all sorts, faithful, fancy, and false. But the 
church today is impotent in the face of its challenges, 
it is retrenching instead of going forward. Her feet 
are embedded in the mud of indifference. She is a 
well-dressed corpse instead of a living body." What 
v/ill 1940 bring to pass in the religious world? If the 
Lord tarries in His coming, we believe it will witness 
the line of separation between pre-millennialism and 
post^millennialism drawn sharper and sharper. The 
denominations will be torn asunder between "the righ- 
teousness which is of faith" and that which is of hu- 
man merit of works. It may be, God grant it will be, 
that the true church will be caught up to meet the 

I-ord in the air. But, if He does not come during 1940, 
the winning of precious souls, genuine evangelism, 
will become harder and harder. It will become more 
difficult to even induce lost sinners to come within the 
church buildings. The hearts of men will become hard- 
er and harder. We will have to triple our prayers, our 
efforts, our influence or suffer staggering losses. 

Deliverance and Preservation 

Will 1940 bring deliverance to the redeemed? I^ot 
was delivered before the fire of judgment fell on Sod- 
om. God said, "I cannot do anything 'till thou co&u'. 
out." "God hath not appointed us unto wrath," but 
unto salvation. It is unthinkable that He will permit 
His bride to go into the judgments toward which this 
world is plunging. Before these vials of wrath are 
poured out upon this sinful world, "the Lord himself 
shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice 
of the archangel and with the trump of God: and the 
dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are 
aiive and remain shall be caught up together with them 
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall 
we ever be with the Lord." The bodies of the saved 
vi'hich are now being planted in the graves will not rt 
main there long. Deliverance awaits us ! 

We are sure that 1940 will bring preservation to 
Israel. Noah went into and passed thru the flood, but 
w&s preserved from the flood. The Jew will pass in- 
to the judgment period following the rapture of the 
church, but God will preserve His people. In Rev. 
12:13-17, there is a prophecy of a flood which fore- 
tells the persecution of Israel. But God has a place 
of preservation for Israel. He will fulfil his promise 
"when thou passeth through the waters, they shall 
not overflow thee." 

The Coming Miracle of the 
Conversion of All Je-ws 

What hope is there for the Jews ? There seemed to 
be high hope when, in 1922, Great Britain accepted 
from the allied powers a mandate for Palestine, mak- 
ing herself responsible for putting into effect the dec- 
laration of 1917 "in favor of the establishment in 
Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." 
Por some years the most amazing things began hap 
pening in the Holy Land, — agricultural transform.i- 
tions, business and financial prosperity, — and Zion- 
ism flourished. Then came jealousy of the Arabs, riots, 
bloodshed, and it looked as though the prophecy of 
"Jerusalem a burdensome stone" (Zech. 12:3) was be- 
ginning to be fulfiled. Now, after increasing riot and 
bloodshed, Britain has abandoned her pledge. 

But God's Word stands. He has promised Israel 
to bring her people back to the land from the whole 
world. And the miracle of the conversion of all Jew.^ 
is coviinq. — S. S. Times. 

Fellow-Christians, let us "redeem the time for the 
days are evil." Let us "walk circumspectly." "What 
thou doest, do quickly." "The Lord is at hand." "The 
business of the King requireth haste." We must live 
on tip toe! Let us love, long for, and look .for His 



A certain Christian Science woman in Mineola, N. 
If .J according to the newspapers, recently sued a mo- 
torist for injuring lier in an automobile collision. Be- 
cause she had refused medical aid after the accident, 
m loyalty to her Christian Science creed, saying that 
her hurts were onh' "imaginar}'," the court refused to 
award lier damages. However, the court required her 
to pay $75 to tiie man for injuries to his car, which 
injuries were by no means imaginary. 

No amount of minimizing of sins Imrt to the soul 
can make that hurt only imaginary. Such delusive 
claim may prevent men from obtaining the salvation 
provided for sin, but it cannot absolve from the pen- 
alty for sin's damage. Our heavenly Father loves us, 
but he does not mince matters. Unerringly he puts 
his finger on the source of all our woe: "If thou doest 
well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest 
not well, sin lieth at the door" (Gen. 4:7). God calls 
sirj by its right name. He bears down heavily upon 
it, in the individual and in the nation: "Sin is a re- 
roach to any people" (Prov. 14:34). "The Lord.... 
will not at all acquit the wicked" (Nahum 1:3). — Sel. 


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Our Publication Interests 

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some convenient time during that month we arc ex- 
pecting our people to give toward tlie establishment 
of the new Brethren Missionary Herald Compan}'. In 
spite of the handicaps in starting a new compan}', our 
work has already made remarkable progress. The of- 
fice routine has been established. All needs for a com 
jjlete literature have been met so that our churches 
may now secure everything they ever could get in the 
past from the graded series. Other quarterlies in the 
high school series are also available. The large orders 
for quarterlies have been gratifying. Many of our 
cluirclies are planning for the largest iDublication of- 
fering in all history. Our purpose is to make a des- 
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v,-ill reveal startling progress in this direction. It is 
also our goal to raise $5,000 for our publication day 
offering. Pastors and workers, get busy. With a mag- 
azine unhindered by controversy, we expect to pre- 
sent a publication second to none in its defense and 
exposition of the faith. We are optimistic. The great- 
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A Great Opportunity 

It takes courage to stand for one's convictions, es- 
jjecially when one seems at the time to be in the mi- 
nority. We believe the new venture of this magazine 
is supportd by some of the finest Brethren the cen- 
turies have ever produced. We are a people with con- 
victions, united not onlj' by the bonds of a common 
faith, but with a common purpose. Although Brethren- 
ism dow:i through the j'ears has not had a careful aya- 
tem of theology, today we have come to know both 
v.hat we believe and why we believe it. Never have 
vie had such harmony in viewpoint in our emphasis 
on the fundamentals of the faith. Never have we had 
an educational institution so united as Grace Semin- 
arj. Never have we had such enthusiasm and deter- 
mination in the establishing of new churches as we 
see in the Council. Never have we had so many young 
men willing to go into the centers of population to es- 
tablish self supporting congregations. Never have we 
had so many fields ripe for the harvest. Truly great 
opportunities are before us. Let lis not fail God in 
ttiis time of crisis. Ours is a great opportunity and a 
treat task. 

More Thcui Religion 

The Evangelical Christian reports that Madame 
Chiang Kai-shek, wife of the Chinese Generalissimo, 
prepared an address wliich was read a few months ago 
in New York City before a certain organization. The ad- 
dress is said to have included the following most in- 
teresting statement. 

"Unless a radical change comes over the heart.^ 
and the minds of men, some of us, at least, will 
live to see civilization perish by the very means 
used so long and so ruthlessly to destroy China. 
There is only one thing that can prevent such a 
disaster to humanity — it is religion, whose par- 
tial eclipse I lament. When national consciousness 
and individual consciousness are developed through 
the central pivot and motivating force of life and 
a belief in religion, when religion is accepted as 
conduct, then the doom of civilization may be 
averted, but not until then." 
One cannot help but admire the spirit of this world 
figure and honor her for the place she gives to "re- 
ligion." However, we also find ourselves hopincj that 
she has the proper conception of religion. How much 
better if she had said Christianity, or the truth of 
God's Word, or best of all, Christ. Religion can do 
nothing for this lost world. Only the crucified, risen, 
and living Savior can be the hope of the world. Even 
the message of salvation as it has been proclaimed for 
1900 years will not correct the world's sickness- be- 
cause men will not receive His message. The hope for 
the world is the second coming of Christ as King of 
kings and Lord of lords. Until the day of His appear- 
ing the world will go on in blindness, sin, war, and 
unbelief, rejecting the sufficiency in Christ. The liv- 
ing Christ will settle the world's problems when He 
comes again. Madame Chiang Kai-shek, when jon 
spoke of the world's hope being wrapped up in "re- 
ligion" we hope this is what you meant. 

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"Greetings From Your 
National President" 

By Rev. Robert A. Ashman, Pastor 

First Brethren Church, Peru, Indiana 

President, Brethren National Christian Endeavor Union 

It is still Januar.y and therefore New Year greetings 
to you all are in order. May the blessings of the Christ 
o f Christian E n- 
deavor bring to each 
and every society 
and member victory 
thru faith in Him 
thruout the coming 

By the time you 
have received this 
issue of this new 
Brethren magazine, 
each society shall 
have been suppli&l 
with a letter includ- 
ing samples of the 
goal cards and other 
items of interest. If 
your officers did not 
get one of these let- 
ters, please inform 
us and we will see 
that they get it 

First of all, may we express our thanks for the honor 
placed on us by your other officers in making us presi- 
dent of Brethren National C. E. There are many things 
V(]iich can and ought to be done if we will unite our 
forces "for Christ and His church through Brethren 
C. E." 

Our projects and goals remain the same with the 
addition of aiding toward the support of the Bible 
coach and tent work in South America in connection 
v/ith our foreign missions project. Your executive sec- 
retary will send you upon request enough goal cards for 
every member. We urge every Endeavorer to continue 
in prayer for these projects and goals. Keep them 
before your society at all times. 

We join with the treasurer in asking each Endeavorer 
to make sure j'our Easter offering envelope is marked 
"C. E. Kliever". Jake is our C. E. missionary. We 
have covenanted with the Lord to support him on the 
field. We dare not fail. There ought to be no less than 
SoOO coming into the foreign mission offering thus 

Then, too, there are the "to the Jew first" and home 
missions projects which call for the support through 
pra}'er and finances of each societj'. The only way 
your national organization will be able to make these 
projects what they ought to be is through the praj'ers 
and support you will lend. Make your societj' pledge. 
Beport that pledge to the executive secretarj' and then 
forward it as soon as you can to him. 

No, Brethren C. E. is not merely asking for your 
financial support. Indeed this is needed but more than 
this it is the desire of all j'our National officers that 
each endeavor maj' be on fire for the Lord in these try- 
ii.g days. A most important goal is "some one won to 
Christ bj' individual effort." How many has your so 
ciety won in the past year? 

"Jake Kliever Takes Moving 
Pictures In Africa" 

Bij Rev. R. D. Crees, Pastor 

First Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Penna., 

Treasurer, Brethren National Christian Endeavor Union 

Jake Kliever, our verj' own Christian Endeavor mis- 
sionary to Africa, is right now taking moving pictures of 
African villages and natives, and will send them to the 
United States to be shown to our Christian Endeavorers ! 
Just think of it ! ! ]Many times we have seen stereopti- 
c( n slide pictures of our African work, but never have 
we seen moving pictures ! Our missionaries all tell us 
m will enjo}' action pictures of the natives, for thej' 
e never still. 

Now liere is our plan. We have purchased the films. 
1th the help of the monej' 3'ou sent us, and have sent 
em to Jake. He has a movie camera and started 
king the pictures around Thanksgiving time, 1939. 
hey will be developed in France, then sent back to 
Jake for editing, so we know what the pictures are all 
about. Jake will send the completed pictures and story 
to us about Maj' of 1940. We expect to show them 
in our summer camps, to C. E. societies and churches, 
and at the National Brethren Bible Conference in Au- 
gust at Winona Lake, Indiana. War-time condition.? 
may affect our shipments, so will you please pray with 
r.s that the moving pictures of Africa will arrive in our 
h;inds safely ? 

Jake writes that lie and Ann Celeste are just thrilled 
by the thought tliat all the C. E.-ers in the United 
States are supporting them. Of course, you know that 
Ann Celeste is that grand little baby daughter of the 
Kliever's and is supported by our Junior Endeavorers. 
Jake asked me to thank all you Christian Endeavorers 
for "3'our prayers and faithful support as evidenced 
by your offerings." That made me feel very much 
a.shamed, for although in the Easter of 1938 we went 
"over the top ' in our Foreign Missionary offering, yet 
in the Easter offering of 1939 we fell way below our 
goal. I'm afraid some of our societies did not do their 
best. No use crjing over the past. Let's forget it, and 
maj' God help all of our Brethren C. E. Societies to 
CO their best this Easter by giving the greatest offer- 
irg ever for Jake and little Ann. Their allowance is 
Ijitifully small as it is — just $3.50.00 iier year for Jake 
and one-third that amount for Ann Celeste. Then we 
have the expense of the films, etc. We ought to have 


at least $600.00, but I feel as if it will go over $1,000.00 
if everij Brethren C. E. Society does its part.'! 

Piease Read These Directions Carefully: 

1. This Easter or before, receive an offering in your 
Intermediate. Young People's, or Adult C. E. Societies 
for the support of Jake Kliever. Junior Societies will 
receive theirs at the same time for Ann Celeste Kliever. 

2. Give j'our individual offering this Easter to Jake 
or Ann Celeste. 

3. Mark on your offering euAelope, whether it be for 
the society or the individual, the words, "C. E.-Kliever" 
or "C. E.-An7i Celeste." 

■i. Hand in your offering on Easter Sunday through 
your local Brethren Church, which will also get credit 
for the offering. 

5. The local church will send your offering to the 
treasurer of the Foreign Missionary Society of the 
Brethren Church, and he will credit your gift to the 
Klievers through the Brethren National C. E. Union. 

I want to thank our societies in advance for their 
loyal supijort of Jake and Ann Celeste this Easter, for 
I know jou will not fail them nor your Lord. Don't 
forget to mark your envelope "C. E.-Kliever," or he 
v.ill not receive it, and }'ou will get no credit. 

What C. E. Has Done 
For My Church 

Louis S. liaumaii 
Pastor of First Brethren Church of Long Beach, 
'J'lie First Brethren Church of Long Beach of which 
it is my privilege to be the pastor has nine Christian 
Endeavor Societies in operation ev- 
er_y Sunday evening. And better 
3'et, they "operate" also every day 
of the week. An international C.E. 
officer several years ago publicly 
gave us credit as having the largest 
Christian Endeavor body of any 
church in the world. We may yet 
hold that position, unless some oth- 
er organization has passed the mark 
we held, for one thing is certain, 
we have not grown smaller since 
then. At that time, we were averag- 
ing about 360 in attendance at the C. E. services every 
Sunday evening. A few days hence, when the annual 
reports will again come in, we shall know exactly what 
our present figure is. 

But what has Christian Endeavor done for my 
church ? 

In the first place, it would be impossible for the 
pastor and his associate to give personally all these 
young people (and older ones as well) the spiritual 
touch they so much need for the deepening of their 
spiritual lives. Being fortunate in having real spir- 
itual leadership in all our societies, they get this touch. 
The social life within these societies means much. But 
tlie social end of the work becomes secondarj' in them 
all. There is a marvellous spirit of testimony and 
prayer pervading the lives of our young people ; and 
ttiat is largely the result of these fine Spirit-filled 
C. E. meetings. 

In the second place, Christian Endeavor had broad- 
ened the spiritual outlook of the youth of my churcli. 
'Ihis is due to the great C. E. conventions that they are 
privileged to attend — city, state, national, and inter- 
naional. The Los Angeles County Christian Endeavor 
organization is in the control of real Spirit-filled men. 
(We regret that this is not true of all county organi- 
zations). Scores of the young folks of m3' church at- 
tend these conventions. They receive a tremendous 
spiritual impetus there, and after three or four days 
contact with from 5000 to 6000 other Christian youth, 
out and out for Christ and His church, they return 
h.ome With a new and almost boundless enthusiasm for 
Christ and His church. This alone is invaluable. 

Thirdly, Christian Endeavor is helping to give a 
solution to the youth problems of today — a genuine 
Christian solution. And to the so-called "youth prob- 
lems ' confronting the world, there is only one solu- 
tion — Jesus Christ. "Remember Jesus Christ!" One 
way Christian Endeavor helps with the problem of 
youth is in keeping the social life of our boys and 
. vis well within the walls of the church. This helps 
toward "the separated life." 

Fourthly, there is seldom a Sunday that from four 
to ten (and often more) souls do not walk down the 
aisles of the church and accept Christ as a Savio/. 
Without this result, of what great value is all the other 
work of the church ? Many of these are won by these 
enthusiastic Christian Endeavorers. 

What C. E. Has Done 
For My Church 

Rev. Homer A. Kent, 
Pastor First Brethren Church, Washington, D. C. 
The church of which I have been the pastor for a 
number of years has been blessed with a fine group 
of young people of consecration and ability. These 
young folks in many instances have 
shown splendid leader.ship qualities 
and in no little measure this may be 
attributed to the place that Chris- 
tian Endeavor has occupied in our 
church. From the Junior age tliey 
have been trained to talk and pray 
and sing and lead in their groups. 
Thus when they come to maturer 
years they do not find it difficult to 
assume places of leadership in the 

Oftentimes fine Christian people 
of the church remark that tliev' are not able to do what 
they see the young people of the church doing with 
apparent ease, and they add that they never had any 
leadership training in their younger days. They did 
rot belong to a C. E. society. It has been evident to 
tie writer for a long time that Christian Endeavor pro- 
vides the opportunity for training in Christian leader- 
s'lip and develops capable servants of the Lord in the 

Christian Endeavor serves to bind the young people 
cf the church together in a wholesome fellowship and 
provides an outlet for the expression of their Chris- 
tian life. It is a mistake to think that Christian En- 
Cicavor is simply a society for the purpose of training 
for Christian service. Christian Endeavor makes pos- 

JANUARY 27, 1940 

sible a present service for Christ and the church. Oft- 
times some of the finest service rendered by the churcli 
is accomplished by Christian Endeavor young folks. 
We have found this to be true in our church. 

Bush Murmurings From 
The Vicinity of Bekoro — 
French Equatorial Africa 

Bfi file KUevers, our C. E. Missionaries 

The grass is now tall, the winds are blowing and the 
rains are falling. All tends to make a peculiar mur- 
muring sound in the "gonda" or bush. The lions are 
running wild and plentifully. Tracks of them are seen 
in the neighboring gardens. The elephants have been 
heard near by. Chickens are found, bitten by wildcats, 
and some folks have come in wounded by leopards. The 
frater buffalo, equally as fierce if not more so, are 
about; and ligums, the wild scavendger dog of Africa, 
comparing to the timber wolf of North America for 
fierceness, leaves his tracks in the neighborhood. The 
sound of the dance drums, when the moon is shining, is 
heard until the wee hours of the morning, the songs 
cf hunger and weakness because of much work and 
not too much food right now, because they made too 
Euch into beer and the animals have sjioiled gardens, 
is heard also. 

Among this great veldt or frontier wilds of Africa, 
stands a little mission station, half waj' from all places 
and near none, sending out a few voices into all this 
murmuring, hoping that some will hear this message 
and be freed first of all from the greater dangers and 
dvils that lurk in the heart, and then go out giving a 
testimony that will change the song of Africa from 
noise and madness to joy and gladness. Our evangel- 
ists that are better equipped for service than any of 
tJie rest are at school right now in Bozoum ; and so we, as you might say working with substitutes. But 
as in all good ckibs, the substitutes are real stuff also,. 
CI was one myself once!) so they have been going out 
to the villages in the vicinity of a 10 mile circle, and 
have faithlifully preached the gospel with encouragmeni- 
and thanksgiving - worthy results. 

On Saturday, when there are no classes, we will 
(Hie missionaries and the substitutes) get into the truck 
and go along the auto road, dropping off the speakers 
until they are all gone, and the missionaries have been 
pitced in the villages. Yours truly takes the last vil- 
lage. The Word is preached in all these stopped-at 
places, and hearts again hear another little installment 
of the gospel whenever time, means and opportunities 

We can't start before 5 P. M. as they are still in 
their gardens at that time, so at 5 P. M., we start. 
Last night we did likewise, but at the first village they 
hadn't started to come back yet as it was a real nice 
liarm day and they wanted to take advantage of it 
to the full. We were on a bush auto road, so we went 
slowly, not by choice but for sensible reasons. We saw 
a few wild fowl, that we jaut into our larder, and go- 
ing on we saw a small herd of antelope so we bagged 
one of those olso. Anne saw me shoot, saw the an- 
telope jump almost straight up into the air and over 
backwards and to the ground to run no more. She said, 
"poor antelope, he's tired ! 

We drove on until all speakers were placed. The 
n\oon shone brightly and we held services. Many came 
to listen. In our service, 7 came to confess Christ. The 
ethers reported similarly, there being a good sized 
group for the size of the bush villages, so our joy was 
great on returning. But at the same time our hearts 
^■.ere burdened for these new born babes, to be left as 
it were out in the cold, to try to resist the ravages of 
sin and the cold world; but how glad we are that the 
Lord knoweth his own, and keeps them. How thej' praj' 
that someone who knows about the affair of God might 
come and teach them more about it. If onlj' someone 
that has heard more than they have would come and 
teach them. So we are praying with them that it will 
soon be possible. 

How the already heavy load of the missionary can be 
increased to take in the supplying of material for 
these villages also, is something that we are commit- 
ting to the Lord. If it means sleep a little less than 
the 6 h'^urs that we sleep now, we'll trust Him for 
strength; if it means speaking to the hearts of home 
folks that they give of selves and means to make pos- 
sible more missionaries, that is being committed to 
Him also. There is a hunger, even a begging, for the 
\^'ord of God; and here we are with only two hands, 
and onlj' two feet, and only one mouth to speak, and 
know only one of their languages as yet, altho the sec- 
ond is on the way. What can we do among so many, 
\j]}en we can only be one place at a time, and only have 
one mouth to speak with ir telling them the blessed 
story they are so hungrj' to hear ? 

On this little bush station, wt eve having a baptis- 
mal class for the women wishing, to receive bajDtism, 
and one for men, which are taught 8 times a week; a 
post baptismal class for the men and women, also 3 
times a week, a class preparing the speakers for their 
village visitation, twice a week; a personal workers 
class 5 times a week ; 6 men's and boj's reading classes 
.5 times a week, 3 women's and girls' reading and Bi- 
ble stor}' classes 5 times a week, and a class .for teach- 
ing them to write so they can keep records etc. 

In the baptismal classes there are 169 enrolled; in 
the personal workers class, 24 ; in the evangelist class, 
4; in the reading classes, 221; and in the writing clasa 
foi men, 33. These classes occupy much of the time 
of Mrs. Kennedy', m)^ wife, myself, two vernacular 
teachers and two helpers. Besides these things, and 
tlic preaching and village visitation, we are trying to 
keep the concession in a presentable manner, the build- 
ings in repair, the orchard weeded, the grass cut, etc., 
etc., as well as preparing to place a permanent build- 
ing of somekind here in the next year if possible. Then 
what time isn't taken up in study, eating and keeping 
the wife sweet (?), we might spend in a little sleep- 
ing. This of course doesn't take in making trips that 
are required because we happen to be the custodian of 
the mission truck. If we didn't feel that we were in 
the Lord's will for our lives, and weren't in love with 
Him who loved us first, this would be hard work ; but 
now it is a joy, because the more the work, the harder 
the task, the greater opportunity we have of giving a 
testimony to His all-sufficient grace and power ! ! 

We are in fine health at this time. Some trials and 
testings have come along this line, but our hearts are 



filled with praises to Him for His faithfulness and 

Anne is keej>ing busj'. She attends some of the class- 
es and can recognize as manj' of the alphabet as the 
others in the class, and then comes home and teaches 
her dolls and cats the lesson she heard in the class 
room. She also teaches them the songs, and gives them 
some very good advice. The other day, right after the 
Sdndaj' morning service, we were walking down the 
auto road as a little form of relaxation. She heard a 
specie of pigeon making its songs or call, and she said, 
he is calling "Gepoudou," which is the name of our 
boy that does the ironing and washing. She is always 
legging us to tell her stories and sing songs to her. We 
ask her what we shall tell her, and what she wants 
lis to sing, and the answer is always the same, "About 
Jesus." Has she gotten that feeling from the native 
v.lio is .ilways wanting to hear about Jesus, or is her 
own little soul already thirsting for her Savior? When 
she has eaten all she wants to eat, it is always "Anne 
got plenty." 

The church services are well attended. It is quite 
a sight to see them come at 6:30 Sunday mornings, 
carrying a stick that is smoking on one end, to keep 
tluin warm. The mornings are cool, especially since 
all tliat the women wear is a string of beads around 
their hips, from which they suspend a few strands of 
beads in front and behind, or a few leaves attached 
thus, and the men wear a loin cloth or shorts. Some 
of the folks that come are dirty with dirt and filth on 
the outside. How it must be inside we can only guess. 
Some are all shiny, having oiled their bodies. Others 
are just plain washed, and others we see, as if they 
have a suit (their own skin of course, but it looks about 
G sizes too large for their body. They are the old peo- 
ple, and they are all wrinkled and not only wrinkled 
on the bodies, but pleated. 

This morning one of these old souls came forward, 
led by two grand-children, as she was totally blind. 
She said she had been living a life of sin. She drank 
both native beer and tobacco juice, and other evils were 
her practices, but she had heard the good wa}'. She 
v.anted this blood to wash her evil heart clean, and al- 
though slie couldn't see things here, she wanted to go 
to God, and see Him who had loved her enough to pro- 
vide for her salvation. In another meeting, some came 
forward with this word, "We were sinners, children of 
tiie devil, but now we accept the Jesus way, and be- 
ciming cliildren of God, we greet you as your new 
brothers and sisters." Who told them to testify thus? 
To us it is evidence of the Spirit of God working on 
tiiese sin-blinded hearts, opening them wide to the 
blessed gospel, and such is the evidence of their faith. 

I trust you have gathered a little news; that this" 
v.ill be considered as a personal letter by all who read, 
but most of all that you will receive a greater burden 
for the work here than before ; and that j'ou will con- 
tinue earnestly in prayer — increasingly more so if pos- 
sible — that many precious souls may find Christ pre- 
cious to their souls, being loosed from the awful death- 
hold of sin and darkness, and delivered into the mar- 
velous light and joy found only in and through our 
blessed Lord and coming Savior — I say coming Sav- 
ioi, since when He returns, as He will soon, I believe, 
cur salvation will then be completely realized. 

Observance Of C. E. WEEK 
February 4th to February 11th 

HOW TO OBSERVE IT— Present the cause 
of Brethren C. E. before each service in some 
wa}' — Arrange with pastor for C. E. to have 
some part in mid-week praj'er service — Arrange 
for definite periods of prayer thruout the week — 
Follow suggestive jorogram for C. E. Day — Seek 
to win someone to Christ during the week — Plan 
a C. E. banquet for Friday, February 9th — Send 
offerings received in C. E. on C. E. Day to Na- 
iional Executive Secretary for national work. 




Sontj Service — Hymns & Choruses: 

"Give of Your Best to the Master," "He's the 
One I Love," "I'll Live for Him," "Christ the 
Hope of the World," etc. 

Season of Sentence Prayers — 
(See Praj'er Suggestions) 

Reading In Unison of C. E. A\ctive Members 

Special Music. 

Report of News from the C. E. columns of the 
Brethren ]Missionary Herald. 

Leaders Remarks — (Explaining purpose of this 
special day in interest of National C. E.) 

Topics — (Make use of the articles and other items 
of interest in this special issue.) 

General Discussion — How your society can bene- 
fit thru eooiieration with National C. E. 

Remarks by Pastor or Superintendent. 

Special Nu7nber. 

Closing Meditation and Benediction. 

(Note — To further make this day of interest to the 
entire church, call on your pastor and Sunday School 
superintendent to give one or more of your C. E. mem- 
bers opportunity to present Christian Endeavor before 
lie other services of the day). 

Theme — "For Christ and His Church Thru Brethren 
C. E." 

A Call To Intermediates To Enlist 
In The Army Of Jesus Christ 

Miss Lena Marie Kortemeier 
Intermediate Superintendent, Brethren National 
Christian Endeavor Union, Mabton, Washington 

Greetings, Intermediates. May the Lord bless you 
each one, through this j'ear of 1940! 

The call to youth is insistent these days. The na- 
tions' leaders arc depending on the youth of their coun- 
tries to carry out their programs of aggression, destruc- 
tion and death. Many hundreds of young lives are 
sacrificed. Many are following these leaders. 

But to you who have the privilege of knowing the 
Lord, comes the call to follow a Leader who will lead 
to certain victory, and the service now is glorious, the 
reward sure ; not death and destruction, but life — 
eternal life — and an eternal reward. 

— 6- 

JANUARY 27, 1 9 4 

Can you say, "I'm in this army, this glorious army, 
and the God of battles will defend me?" If you can, 
you have the assurance of the reward of which Paul 
writes in II Tim. 4:7,8, "A good fight.... a finished 
course .... a crown of righteousness .... at that day." 

This glorious army is made up of volunteers. None 
are drafted. Your equipment for effective service is 
provided. It is complete, and described in Ephesians 

The soldier upon entering tlie service of his country, 
must lay aside his civilian clothes and wear the uniform 
provided by his government. Even so, the soldier of 
Jesus Christ must "put off the old" and "put on the 
new." Colossians 3:9, 10. A Christian is known by his 
uniform. What you are is shown by what j^ou do. 
"Christ in you" shines out through your personality. 

Why not resolve now to "lay aside every weight, 
and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us 
run with patience the race that is set before us, looking 
unto Jesus." Heb. 12:1, 2. If Christ is your Captain 
you cannot be defeated, for we are "more than con- 
querors through Him that loved us" (Rom. 8:37). 


Send all news letters, or other items of interest, to 
your netvs editor. Miss Grace Allshouse, 3S26 S. Cal- 
houn St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

The regular young people's topic is omitted this week 
as you will want to follow tlie suggested program for 
Brethren National C. E. Day on page (?). 

Here's the good news most of us have been waiting 
for. Bethany Camp at Winona Lake has been engaged 
for Brethren young people during conference week 
next August, and again the Polmans will be in charge ! 
If you missed Bethany Camp last year, you really 
viissed something. So say both old and young — min- 
isters, seminary students. Brethren Student Life Volun- 
teers, parents and otliers — from coast to coast. For in- 
sfance. Brother L. L. Grubb, pastor at Rittman, Ohio, 
writes, concerning Bethany Camp: 

"A place where one is brought close to the great God 
of nature; an atniospere in which Christian experiences 
are deepened and strengthened; a hallowed spot where 
Christ becomes Lord of the life ; a center for the finest 
Christian fun and recreation. To be convinced, try 
Bethany Camp this year!" 

Yes, Bethanjr Camp last year was certainly all of 
that, but those who attended "ain't seen nothin' yet !" 
The Polmans will soon have some real announcements 
to make regarding our next national Brethren camp, so 
don't fail to watch the C. E. Notes and News. 

Roll call at your consecration meetings need not be 
monotonous. There are many novel waj's to make it 
an interesting contribution to any meeting. For in- 
stance, call the names b}' states in which the members 
were born, by month of birth, hy streets on which they 
live, etc. 

Thirteen societies received awards last year for meet- 
ing the Brethren National C. E. goals: Y. P., Canton, 
O., 100 per cent; Adult, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 100 per cent; 
Sr. Y. P,, Peru, Ind., 95 per cent; Adult, W. 10th, Ash- 
land, 90 per cent; Y. P., Oakville, Ind., 90 per cent; Y. 
P. Clay City, Ind., 90 per cent; Y, P,, Center Chapel, 
Ind,, 90 per cent; Sr., Roanoke, Va., 80 per cent; Y. P., 

Roan, Ind., 80 per cent; Jr., Washington, D. C, 100 
per cent; Jr., Leon, la., 100 per cent; Jr., Ft. W^aj'ne, 
Ind., 100 jaer cent; Jr., Roanoke, Va., 100 per cent. 

The president of the Center Chapel society writes 
regarding the awards, "We received the books and were 
pleased to get them." If j'our society has not been 
working toward the goals, wliy not begin today ? For 
1910 they are as follows: 


1. A Pre-Prayer Service before the C. E. Meeting 10 

2. At least Forty C. E. Meetings during the year, , 5 

3. A five minute spiritual closing of C. E. Meeting 

(by Pastor, Counselor or Supt.) .5 

1. At least Four Missionary Meetings a year. (Two 

Home ; Two Foreign) 5 

5. Quiet Hour Pledge Meeting at least once a j'ear 5 
6 Tithing meeting at least once a year ,5 

7. Obser\'ance of our Bretliren C. E. program on 

C. E. DAY in montli of February 5 

8. Annual Society Pledge sent in to Executive Sec- 
retary 5 

9. Payment of Annual Pledge, monthly or whole, 
not later than July 31st 5 

10. Twenty-five per cent of members having access 

to our C. E. Page in The Brethren Missionary 
Herald 5 

11. Delegate sent to National, State or Sectional 

Brethren C. E. Convention or Rally 5 

12. Delegate sent to a Brethren Summer CamjD.. 5 

13. An increase in membershijD during the year in 

local society 5 

11, A report of local society activities through C, E. 
Page in the Brethren Missionary Herald (At 

least once a year) 5 

It), Statistical blank filled out and returned to Na- 
tional Executive Secretary, Leo Polman, not 
later tlian July 31st 5 

16. Conducting some devotional services outside of 

regular C. E. Meetings; Choice of Jails, Hos- 
l^itals. Missions, Old Folks Homes, etc 5 

17. Some one won to Christ by individual effort, (A 

member of C, E, Society) 5 

18. A monthly review on National C. E. Union Let- 

ter or C." E. News Column in Church Paper, be 
fore societj'' 5 

19. At least four C. E. Socials held during the year 

with devotional services at the close and invita- 
tion to C. E. services 5 

Total number of points 

NOTE: All societies who attain the 100 per cent in 
points of these goals, will be awarded three Christian 
Fiction Books, Those attaining 90 or 95 per cent will 
be awarded two Christian Books, Those attaining 80 
or 85 per cent will be awarded one Christian Fiction 

These goals and the statistical blank must be in not 
later than July 31st, 

If your .society is not getting the letters sent out 
regularly by the Brethren National C, E, Union it is 
because your statistical report has not been sent in. 
You cannot afford to miss these letters. Statistical 
blanks and goal cards are furnised free ujDon request. 
Write Rev. Leo Polman, 4007 S. Tacoma Ave., Ft. 
Waj'ne, Ind. 


An old lady exjjressed her opinion of a certain par- 
se , saying: "I never see her beat! She'll lop down in a 
cheer an' she'll set an' set, doin' absolutely nothin' fer 
hours an' hours day after day. 'Pon my soul, I sh'd 
think she'd mildew!" The expression is a good one 
for some Christian Endeavor societies. They 
Icp down and set and set, and they are completely cov- 
ered with mildew. But a single wide-awake member 
following the suggestions of the Standard C. E. Man- 
I'al, can lout them out of their chairs, wipe olf the mil- 
dew, and arouse tliem to happy activity. Order man- 
uals todajr for evei-y member of your society from 
Brother Polman. Price, in lots of 'a dozen or more, 
12 l-'2c each, single copies, 15c. 

Many more interestinc/ Hems which you will not want 
to miss (party plans, answers to personal problems 
and to society problems, etc.) will appear .soon in the 
C. E. columns of this magazine. Watch these columns 
find keep up to the minute with Brethren C. E. 

Don't throiv aicay last 3'ear's Christmas cards or 
Scripture text calendars. Brother Claude Pearson, 
whose address is 261 W. 10th, San Pedro, Calif., can 
use the Christmas cards in connection with his mission 
\iork among seamen in the San Pedro harbor. Brother 
Sewell Landrum of Lost Creek, Ky., in connection with 
Ij's work among the school children in the Kentucky 
^fountains, can also use Christmas cards which have 
\crses from Scripture text calendars pasted over the 
names. The pictures on Scripture text calendars will 
be useful for sand table cutouts, flannelgraphs, etc., in 
the children's departments. 

The Scripture verses from the calendars are useful 
c.]so in making calendars of comfort for the sick. Paste 
the verses on sheets of paper of uniform size, and dis- 
tribute them among the members. After pictui'es, poems, 
messages of comfort, and anj'thing else that would add 
to the attractiveness and usefulness of the .sheet have 
been added, the sheets are arranged and dated so that 
there will be a message of cheer for each day in the 

This announces another Scrap Book Contest which 
v>ill end the first day of our Brethren National Bible 
Conference in August. Every society sould have a scrap 
book of ideas, plans and suggestions for every officer, 
committee and phase of C. E. From C. E. Notes and 
News and many other sources such material can be 
found. Not only should the collection include methods 
of value to the members assig-ned to the various duties, 
but there should be reference material for the leaders 
— Oriental customs which make Bible passages more 
clear, archaeological findings, methods of varying the 
meetings, etc. All material should be indexed to con- 
form with the Standard C. E. Manual. Neatness, va- 
riety and cleverness of material and percentage of ma- 
terial secured from our Brethren publications, will be 
among the things taken into consideration in judging 
tl;c scrap books. All books submitted will be displayed 
at the national Bible conference, and the society send- 
ing the best work will receive an award. 

Pray for — your local C. E. society and its officers. 

Pray for — j'our pastor. 

Prav for — C. E. followers who are not Christians. 

Ironing Out 

Your Society Wrinkles 

Send all society problems icliich you icould like to 
have discussed to your news editor, Miss Grace Alls- 
house, 3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind., and they 
tcill he referred to one who hnoivs the ins and outs of 
C. E. for the ages found in your society. 

Question: !Many of our Endeavorers refuse to lead 
a meeting. How can we get them to take part? 

Anszcer: It is not alwaj's wise for j'oung, inexperi- 
enced Endeavorers to try to lead a meeting until they 
lave helped some one else to lead who has had consid- 
erable experience. In other words, the Prayer Meeting- 
Committee should choose experienced leaders to lead, 
and they should use otiiers to help them until the inex- 
perienced leaders become experienced. Sometimes the 
leaders can have two or three sitting up front with 
them, giving them whate\er part they can do; for a 
poor leader makes a poor meeting. 

Question: No matter what topics we use, our meet- 
ings are so full of matter of fact. How can we make 
our meetings lively and full of interest? 

Answer: One of the main reasons that meetings arc 
not interesting is lack of preparation. One person 
s/iould not plan a meeting alone, but should plan it out 
V itli the prayer meeting committee. There should be: 

A good song service. 

A worship service. 

Special features (music, solos, drama, etc.) 

A time for testimony. 

A five minute summing up of discussion with spiritual 
en)phasis by someone chosen before the meeting (the 
ji^nstor. sponsor, or some capable adult). 

It is rather difficult to give a general remedy for all 
meetings in one article, for each society needs to be 
studied separately. There are a number of books is- 
sued that make helpful suggestions, but an adult ad- 
V'.'or or counselor should be very close to the j'oung 
))eople and be able at all times to render assistance by 
making criticisms and constructive suggestions. 

Roy E. Creigliton, Executive Field Sec'y, Los An- 
t.c^es County C. E. Union. 

IVote: If you are interested in the books to which 
IMr. Creisfhton refers, write Rev. Leo Polman. Secretary 
of the Brethren National C. E. Union. -1007 Tacoma 
Ave., Ft. Wayne. Ind.. for names and prices. 

Your C. E. Prayer Corner 

Pray for — your National C. E. officers. 
Pray for — each project. 

Pray for — "C. E. Kliever " and his family 
labors in .\frica. 

"To The Juniors" 

By Miss Miriam Gilbert 

Junior Superintendent, Brethren National Christian 

Endeavor Union, Washington, D. C. 

Greetings to you in the name of our blessed Savior, 
Jesus Christ. I want not only to extend greetings to 
all our Junior Endeavorers, but I want to extend to you 
my hheartiest wishes for a wonderful year of service for 
your Savior, .lesus Crist. 

It is my prayer as your superintendent that you 
may grow in grace and knowledge of your Savior dur- 
ing the coming year. 

At the close of an old year we always look back and 
think of the things we might have done, but we also 

JANUARY 27, 1940 

look forward to the new year with great anticipation. 
If we could spread the new year of 1940 before us 
like a map we would coose the things we would like to 
c'o and fit them into the pattern of a year. But this is 
not for us, for God holds the pattern and lets us work 
out the pattern each day, each week of the j'ear. There 
is much we ought to do in our Junior societies, so many 
tilings we want to accomplisli for our Lord this year. 
I am sure if we will let God lead the way during the 
days to come, He will lit each day into the pattern that 
He has for our individual lives and our local Christian 
Endeavor societies as well as our National Christian 
Endeavor woi-k. Let this be our prayer for the days 
to come. 

God grant me the strength to do 
Some needed service here. 
The wisdom to be brave and true. 
The gift of vision clear, 
That in each task that comes to me 
Some purpose I may plainly see. 
We are not attempting to present to you a long list 
of goals for the remainder of our Christian Endeavor 
year, but are presenting to 
j^ou one project, that we 
want you to get behind and 
really put across during 
the few months remain- 

For several years the 
Juniors have had the 
privilege of contributing 
toward the support of 
Anne Celeste Kliever, who 
is liv'ng with her parents 
in French Equatorial Af- 
rica. It is hoped that 
everj' Junior Christian En- 
deavorer will place Anne Celeste's name on his prayer 
list and remember her daily in his prayers. 

We are furnishing onh' 17 scripture verses for our 
memory work this j'ear. 
A — Romans 8:28 
N — Titus 3:5 
N — Romans 6-8 
IC — Matt. 11:28 

or Psalm 51:10 
E — James 1:17 
L— Matt. 5:16 
E— Matt. 7:13 
S— I Tim. 2:15 
T — Psalm 119: 


E— II Co. 9:7 
Let's see how many societies can have 50 per cent of 
their members memorize these verses before June 30, 

This makes only three goals : 

First, let us have definite prayer for our little mis- 
sionary friend, Ann Celeste Kliever. 

Second, let us all have a part in her support on the 
African field by sending a contribution to Rev. Leo Pol- 
man, our executive secretary. 

Third, let us have 50 per cent of our members mem- 
orize the above prescribed memory work. 



K— I Cor. 3:16 
L— Heb. 5:16 
I — John 6:51 or 

John 14:14 
E— Psalm 26:2 
"V^ — John 5:25 
E— Eph. 2:5 
R — Eccl. 12:1 

FOR FEB. 11, 1949 

What God Does For His People 

Cut the lids from two small boxes, and cut a round 
hole at the bottom of each box. Paste a piece of red 
paper over one hole, and a green one over the other. 
1 urn the boxes on their sides with the covered holes 
toward the audience. Put a flashlight or small electric 
I ulb inside each box to give the effect of a traffic light. 

The society having been divided into two sides pre- 
viously in order to prepare for competition in the 
traffic contest, each member is expected to take part. 
Ihe leaders of the groups sit behind the boxes and turn 
the lights on and off at will. The red light indicates 
time for one group to take part, the green liglit for the 
other. Any person who does not take jDart in his turn 
hci? blocked the traffic and counts against the side. If 
desired, .judges can decide which group presents the 
best program, consisting of Scripture reading, songs 
snd choruses, praj'ers, special numbers, testimonies and 
t.-dks, all of which should fit in witli the theme of bless- 
i'jgs wliieh accompany a life lived in the will of God. 

Approach to the lesson 

Short talk by leaders on blessings which come from 
God; or quotation of Scripture verses naming some 
blessings wich comes from Him. to be summed up in a 
short talk by a member. The talks could be built around 
such passges as James 1:17 (every good gift comes 
from God) ; Epli. 1 :3 (in Christ God gives us every 
spiritual blessing); Rom. 8:32 (God gives us all things 
freely) ; II Pet. 1 :3-5 (God gives us all things pertain- 
ing to life and godliness). 

Scripture illustrations 

The children can clioose aliead of time any of the 
following characters, and be prepared to tell briefly 
liow God blessed taht character for trusting Him. All 
lesson numbers refer to lessons in True Stories from 
tiie Long Ago. Those who do not take one of these 
cliaracters can tell of some blessing God has given them 

Noah-Gen. 6-9; Les. 5-6. 

Abraham — Gen. 22; Les. 12. 

Joseph — Gen. 41; Les. 19. 

Rahab— Josh. 2, 6; Les. 40-41. 

Gideon — Judg. 6-8; Les. 45. 

Ruth— Book "of Ruth; Les. 48. 

Samuel's parents — I Sam. 1-3; Les. 49. 

Elijah— I Ki. 16-19 ;II Ki. 2; Les. 67-68, 73. 

Jehoshaphat— II Chr. 19-20; Les. 71. 

Naaman — II Ki. 5 ; Les. 74. 

Eli.sha— II Ki. 6; Les. 75. 

Hezekiah— II Chron. 29; Isa. 36-38; Les. S3, 85. 

Josiah— II Ki. 22-23; Les. 87. 

Daniel — Dan. 1-2, 6; Les. 88-89, 94. 

The three Hebrews — Dan. 3; Les. 92. 

Esther — Esth. 3-8; Les. 98-99. 

Nehemiah— Neh. 1-6; Les. 101-102. 

Any of the people who came to Jesus. 

Peter and John — Acts 3-4; Les. 132. 

Peter — Acts 12; Les. 138. 

Paul and Silas — Acts 16; Les. 141. 




;OUNCIL ** M / 

President— Mrn. Homer A. Kent, 1 1.20 G. St. S. E.. 

Washington, D. C. 
Vice-President — Mrs. W. A. Ogden, 391.1 Virginia St., 

Lynwood, Calif. 
Gen. Secretari/ — ^Nlrs. C. E. Andlauer, 27 E. Norman 

St., Da^'ton, Ohio. 
Fin. Secretari/ — Mrs. H. W. Koontz. 105 Otterview 

Ave., Ghent, Roanoke, Va. 
Treasurer — ^Irs. Leo Polman, lOOT Tacoma Ave., Fort 

Wavne, Ind. 
Literature Sec'ij. — 'Sirs. Lilly ;\Ionroe, 123-1 E. 60tli 

St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Editor — Mrs. A.' B. Kidder, 211 Girard Ave. S. E., 

Canton, Oliio. 

Objectives Suggested 
For The Year 1939-1940 

1. Regular monthly devotional meetings. 

2. Missionarj' prayer circle. 

3. Bible reading — entire New Testament, or a chap- 
ter a day of your own selection. 

4. Missionary project — Support of Bouca Station, 
v, ith dime calendars turned in not later than Feb. 25. 

5. Special offering lifted in January and July (for 
administrative purposes). 

6. Thank offering received at National Conference 
for Home Missions Council. 

7. Public service held and offering lifted for Grace 
S'.-minary not later than May 1. 

S. Mission stud_v class using "Biographies of Breth- 
len ^Missionaries,' Study II. 

Devotional Topic for the Year; Christ Our Suffi- 

Devotional Program For February 
Topic: Christ Our Sufficiency 
For Missions 

Opening Hymn 

Scripture Reading — 2 Corinthians '1:1-10 
Season of Prayer (mentioning by name our home 
and foreign missionaries) 

Topic: CJirist Our Sufficienci/ in .Irgentina 


Topic: Christ Our Sufficienctj in Africa 

Special Number 

Topic: Christ Our Sufficienci/ in Home Mission Work 

Business Session 

Closing Praver 

A Word About Our Monthly Programs 

These arc suqc/esied prof/rams. There is no com- 
)iiilsion to use them slavishly. No one person, surel_v 
not your editor, has it in herself to be the last word 
in such matters. In future years, if the Lord tarries, 
a committee will work with the editor at national con- 
ference to get out the devotional programs for the year 
aliead. This A'ear we must needs work this out alone. 

Now About The Mission Study 

We are not making a place in our suggested pro- 
grams for this study, because we know that some Coun- 
cils prefer to have a stud}' each month at the regular 
ireetings, while others like to gather at some other 
time and devote a whole day or part of a day, perhaps 
twice or four times in the year, to a social gathering 
cX which the mission study is undertaken. The editor's 
own district. East Central, had already undertaken a 
mission study before National Conference, having or- 
ganized in July, and we are going forward with that 
study. We think the Executive Board will bear us out 
in saying that our work this year is to be flexible; we 
are not to be poured into a mould in order to produce 
an absolutely identical result in each of our Councils. 
Our women should use their own God-given talents, 
consecrated to Him. to work out that which promotes 
missionarv zeal and cnergv. 

Where To Get Your Supplies 

For Memhershij) Cards and sample Local Constitu- 
tions, send to the president, Mrs. Kent. 

For dime collectors and all literature except devo- 
tional topics, send to the literature secretary, Mrs 

For the mimeographed Devotional Topics each 
month, just send the name of your local president to 
the editor, Mrs. Kidder. 

For addresses of all of the above, turn back to the 
beginning of this section, just under the heading The 
Brethren Women's Missionari/ Council. Preserve this 
number for future reference for this information. 

One Rally Reported This Month 

Our organization meeting took jilace at Dallas Cen- 
ter, Iowa, on Saturday, Nov. 25. We feel that we had 
a very profitable conference, beginning on Friday, with 
tlie evening service, and continuing on through the Sun- 
daj' evening service. 

The devotional meeting and organization service was 
Iseld on Saturday, Nov. 25. We feel that we had a 
very profitable conference, beginning on Friday, with 
the evening service, and continuing through the Sun- 
clay evening service. 

The devotional meeting and organization service was 
held on Saturday at 3:30 P. M. Forty ladies were 
present. Individual councils represented were Leon, 
Dallas Center, Waterloo, Pleasant Grove and Garwin 
i^ll are organized except Garwin. 

Officers elected were: Mrs. James Cook, Dallas Cen- 
ter, president; JMrs. John ^Myers, Williamsburg, vice- 
president; JMrs. A. A. Bontrager, Waterloo, secretary; 
>frs. Gordon Carter, Dallas Center, treasurer. 

This was followed by some explanation of the na- 
tional objectives, the by-laws, etc. 

Mrs. A. A. Bontrager, Secy. 

East Central District has a newly organized Coun- 
cil at Danville, Ohio, with Miss Nellie Magers as presi- 

JANUARY 27, 1 9 4. 

A Letter From Our President: 

Dear Sisters : Several montlis have passed since 
we stepped out upon faith to undertake a new min- 
istry for our Lord. We began in such an unpreten- 
tious manner, yet so much lias already transpired. We 
cannot help but witness the hand of blessing upon our 
etJorts. We began with no linancial endowment — in 
fact we began with a very loose organization. But 
these ver}' facts have thrust us upon Him to clear each 
step of the waj'. We have His inexhaustible grace as 
our endowment, and what more could anj' child of God 
need.'' We are moving so rapidly in everj' realm of 
activity todav that we must pause and reflect upon His 
wonderful direction. 

Letters from mam' of you, written to me personally, 
1 ave been a real help and encouragement. Since we 
have had no opportunity to hold an executive meeting, 
it has become necessary for me to make many decisions 
for j'ou. But I know you are faithful in pra3'er for 
our administration, and prayer truly changes things 
and causes God to reveal His will more definitely to us 

During the month of Januarv, you were asked to 
make an offering toward the expenses of carrying out 
our work. 1 am sure that the carrjing out of this ob- 
jective brought blessing to your local councils. Thus 
far we have been able to go forward with some gifts 
that have come in fi'om here and there, to Mrs. Herman 
Koontz, our financial secretary. Now we must launch 
out into more expensive expansion. We must look for- 
ward toward printed programs, objective lists, mission 
study material, miscellaneous expenditures These 
things must all be provided and brought to next Na- 
tional Conference at Winona in order that you may 
receive them there. 

Perhaps our major expenditure will be the publica- 
tion of our number of The Brethren ^Missionary Her- 
8jd, with which you are now familiar. The fourth issue 
each month will be primarily our own, however, carrj'- 
ing the regular departmental features of the church. 
We trust you are satisfied with the offering you have 
made; and that you will be abundantly blessed, we have 
ro doubt. But I do want you to know the purpose 
of the offering. 

Now to look ahead a bit. We must concentrate upon 
objective number i. Bouca Station in French Equato- 
rial Africa has been so recently opened by Bi'other and 
Sister Joseph Foster. We have pledged ourselves to 
contribute largely to that work. We turn in our offer- 
ing not later than February 25, to Mrs. Herman 
Koontz, our financial secretarj^ Praj' much as j'ou 
p]an to aid this missionar}' enterprise. How sorely the 
gospel is needed and how anxious the missionaries are 
to give it forth. Our giving should be the most sacri- 
ficial we have ever witnessed. 

We trust our women are faithful in reading the New 
Testament or the chapter a day of their own choice. It 
is our earnest desire that we shall become real searchers 
of the Word in these difficult days in which we live. 
The more familiar we become with the precious prom- 
ises of God, the more real the Lord Himself becomes 
to us personally. 

May you experience a fresh vision of Him as you 
labor diligently toward that day of His appearing. 
Yours because of Him, 

Mrs. Homer A. Kent. 


Bij Mis. JV. a. Ot/den, J' ice-President 
Dr. Floj'd Taber writes from Yaloke: 
"Just to make myself feel really at home, I started 
out by doing some sawing. Since the administration 
did not want the timbers, we might as well saw up the 
logs that have been hauled in for them, to use the lum- 
ber in the mission. I started building cottages to house 
oui hospital patients, and planting palm trees along 
tiu', drivewajf. Neither of these jobs would take much 
of my time if the natives had any conception of a 
straight line, a right angle, and of measuring distances. 
It so happens these ideas are entirelj' foreign to their 
thinking. What is a straight line, anyway ? The short- 
e st distance between two points ? But who but the 
enigmatic white man would ever think of such a thing 
as tcanting to find the shortest distance between two 
points.' If a patli. or a row of trees, or a wall begins 
here and ends there, isn't that enough ? Wh}' get fool- 
isli notions about having it straight ? 

The only native nurse who knew the difference be- 
tween paregoric and castor oil, said he wanted to leave. 
I did not try to dissuade him, because his spiritual atti- 
tude had been unsatisfactory for some time ; and I 
would rather have no help at all, or have nrses who do 
not understand why you put medicine in your stomach 
when the pain is in your head, than to have one who 
knows all about medicine, out cannot ave a spiritual 
ministry. Since then I have been breaking in nurses. 
T-lvo Months Langiiarjc Stitdi/ in June and Jiili/ 
My trip to Bozoum was planned to come at the same 
time as the opening of the Bible School for native 
evangelists from all over our field, so I could take the 
\-ives and children of the evangelists in the wagon, 
'ihe men walked as there was not room for all to ride. 
On Monday began the regular schedule of studying 
Sango, which is the trade language used in all this part 
of Oubangi-Chari. Each little tribe has its own lan- 
guage, but there are some in every village who under- 
stand Sango. So you will agree that it is a great handi- 
cap for anyone who travels around out here not to 
luiow it. Here is teh schedule. On arising, private 
devotions — in the Sango New Testament. At 6:00, 
chapel — in the Sango. At 7:00, breakfast (permitted 
to speak in Eng-lish). At 7:30 (this item was not on 
the schedule but it happened more regularly than some 
tliat were), seeing natives who wanted medical care. 
Of course, this had to be in Sango. From 8:15 to 10:30, 
sitting in on the Bible School for evangelists — of course 
in Sango. Just as fast as I could say anything. Brother 
Jobson called on me for comments. From 10:30 to 
11:30, Brother Jobson gave me a private lesson in 
Smgo. After dinner, siesta (I had the right to dream 
in any language I liked!). Afternoon was spent in 
Sango study, which took the form of preparing mes- 
sages. After supper, family devotions from the Sango 
Testament. Now isn't that a good scihedule ? To 
enumerate all the interruptions will simply tire you 
and take up paper. Suffice it to say that the schedule 
worked all forenoon, without interruption for five days. 
Out of the month I spent two weeks at Bozoum. 

Then came the second month of study at Boali 
cliapel. It is located at the government post 100 miles 
on the road to Bangui. I drove into Boali after visit- 
ing all the chapels along the way. 


On Sunday I had announced that I brought iifty 
Gospels of John in Sango with me^ and that I would 
Teacli out of this Gospel every evening at five o'clock, 
arid that I would sell them for fifty centimes (half of a 
day's wage for a laboring man). B3' three o'clock the 
next day they were all gone and groups of men were 
sitting around ever3'where chanting over the first few 
verses of John under the direction of improvised 

After supper I read I and II Corinthians with the 
evangelists. Salaouchi is an old man as natives go — 
perhaps around forty. When we stopped reading Co- 
rinthians he would hunt through the Testament and 
read to me passages that had become especially precious 
to him. After a painful word bj' word reading, he would 
lift toward me his face, aglow with a light not of this 
world, and say. "You see? The Word of God says. . ." 
An experience like that will keep you from asking, "Is 
it worth while?" 

Roll Of Local Councils 

We are more than anxious to compile a complete 
roll of local councils as soon as possible ; so we here- 
V, ith publish the roll as we have it up to date, and ask 
that you look it over. If your council is not mentioned, 
drop a card to Mrs. Kent to say so. This we will be 
able to correct the list and your council will be pub- 
li.sed later. 

1. Compton, Calif. '2i. Canton, Ohio 

2. Fillmore, Calif. 25. Cleveland, Ohio 

3. Glendale, Calif. 26. Danville, Ohio 

4. La Verne, Calif. 27. 

5. Long Beach First. Cal.2S. 
Lona: Beach Second, 29. 

Calif. .30. 

Los Angeles First, Cal.31. 
Los Angeles Second, 


Davton, Ohio 

Ellet. Ohio 

Rittman. Ohio 

.\lepi5o. Pa. 

Johnstown, Pa. 
32. Kittanning, Pa. 
.33. Martinsbure, Pa. 
31.. :\feadow Mills, Pa. 
3.5. ^lyersdale. Pa. 
36. Philadelphia First, Pa. 
37 Summit Mills. Pa. 

38. Uniontown, Pa. 

39. Vinco, Pa. 

40. Waynesboro, Pa. 

41. Buena Vista, Va. 
Covino-ton, Va. 
Hollins, Va. 
Roanoke, Va. 
Winchester, Va. 
Spokane, Wash. 
Sunnyside, Wash. 

48. Wapato, Wash. 


9. Modesto, Calif. 

10. South Gate, Calif. 

11. Tracy, Calif. 

12. Wliittier, Calif. 

13. Berne. Indiana 

14. Clay City, Ind. 

15. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

16. Osceola, Ind. 

17. Peru, Ind. 

18. Dallas Center, Iowa 

19. Garwin, Iowa 

20. Waterloo, Iowa 

21. Portis, Kansas 

22. Lake Odessa, Mich. 

23. Ashland, Ohio 

A Few Words From The Editor 

We made an a]5peal a month ago for much prayer 
concerning the new paper and our part in it; also fo'' 
co-operation in making our paper a newsy, interesting 
publication for our women. We are not blaming you, 
because as yet we have not received our copy of the 
Herald, and must now send in copy for the new Mis- 
sionary Herald. So we are just calling your attention 
a'.;ain — please send in to the editor the news about the 
doings of your local councils or district rally, or any 
suggestion which you wish to pass on. If it is interest- 
ing to you it will be to the rest of the Brethren women. 


A Little Girl's Tooth Money 

(from "Our Jeicels") 

I want to tell you how a certain little girl brought 
more money for missions than any of the others in her 
class. This little girl's name was Nancy. The teacher 
1-^-1 invited Nancy to tell the class how she hap- 
l J pened to get so much money for her mite 
l||j box. It was through having some of her 
Vjl/ teeth pulled, and this is the way the lit- 
tle girl told it to her class. She said: 

"Well j'ou th-ee, thi-th tooth wa-th loo-th, tho-o I 
pulled it out. N'en daddy and mamma gave me th-ome 
nioney for my mite bok-th. Th-o I worked thi-th one 
till it came out, and then thi-th one, and thi-th one. 
Th-o you th-ee I got a lot of money for my mite 

The little girl could not say this any better, for 
she had four teeth out in the front of her mouth, and 
i! made her lisp. !Maybe you cannot understand what 
she means, saying it in her lisping way, so I shall say 
it the right way also for you. This is what she meant 
to say: 

"Well you see, this tooth was loose, so I pulled it 
out. Then daddy and mamma gave me some money 
for my mite box. So I worked this one till it came out, 
and then this one, and this one. So you see I got a 
lot of money for my mite box." 

Not many little girls, or boys either, would be will- 
ing to work their teeth loose, and then pull them out, 
to get money for the Lord Jesus, would they? This 
little Nancy did not think about herself. All she 
thought of was that she wanted money for missions, 
and she knew that her daddy and mamma had given 
hei money for the one tooth which had come loose of 
itself. She then thought it would be a good idea to 
v,ork some more teeth loose and pull them out, to get 
more money. 

Dear little Nancy! She had a loving heart for Jesus, 
and was willing to give up even her teeth to give some- 
thing for His sake. I am sure the Lord Jesus looked 
at her heart, and blessed her for it. 
A Bible Puzzle 

^^'hen you solve the puzzle you will have a verse 
of the Bible. The letters in the verse are numbered in 
tiieir order. 

12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37; 38 39 40 41 42 43 
44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 
58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 

71 72 73 74 75 76 77. 

JANUARY 27, 1940 

Key to the Puzzle 

Each statement below will give j'ou a clue to a 
word. The numbers before the statement will tell you 
how many letters in the word, and where these let- 
ters belong in the puzzle above. For instance, 61-31- 
1(3-40 stands for a four lettered word in Ps. 23:1 
v/hich tells who my Shepherd is. Ps. 23:1 says the 
Lord is mj Shepherd, so Lord is the missing word. 
Write the letters L.-o-r-d in order above the numbers 
61-31-16-40 in the jjuzzle above; that is, L goes above 
61, o above 31, r above 16 and d above 40. Can you 
complete the puzzle.'' 

61-31-16-40 My Shepherd (Ps. 23:1). 

28-75-19-24 We ought to one another (I 

Jii. 4:11). 

11-46-60-4-22 Have in God (Mk. 11:22). 

48-66-50-37 The first word in Mt. 11:28. 

17-49 The first word in Mt. 28:19. 

5-12-47-45 The verb in Jn. 3:36 which shows that 
everlasting life is ours now if we believe in the Son of 

56-27-43-23-55-64 You cannot serve God and 

(Mt. 6:24). 

73-1-32-25-35-65 The man who tied firebrands to 
foxes tails (Judg. 15:4). 

10-2-58-69-53-6 The man who saw Elijah go up 
into heaven (II Ki. 2:11-12). 

39-51-8 What Peter and Andrew cast into the sea 
(Mt. 4:18). 

7-59-63-30-57 The number of times God appeared 
fo Solomon (I Ki. 11:9). 

77-26-38-74 The third word in Jn. 11:2. 

70-29-68 The man who told Samuel to saj', "Speak, 
Lord; for thy servant heareth" (I Sam. 3:9-10). 

41-20-21-9 The man whose sons sold Abraham a 
burying place (Gen. 23:3-6). 

34-72-42-3 When Moses' rod became a serpent, the 
Lord told him to take it by the (Ex. 4:2-4). 

67-15-44 Nebuhadnezzar's body was . . . . with the 
dew (Dan. 4:33). 

71-76-52 Wlien Stephen preached, tliey were .... 
to the heart (Acts 7:54). 

54-14-33-36 The last word in Mt. 25:3. 

62-18-13 The first half of the first word in Jn. 13: 

The book in which the verse is found has the same 
rame as the man mentioned in Jn. 1 :6. 

The chapter in which it is found is the same as the 
number of chapters in the book of Ephesians. Sub- 
tract two from the number of chapters in the Old 

Testament, and j'ou will have the number of the 
verse in which it is found. 

Daily Bible Readings 

Sun. — Something to remember. Mt. 7:24-27. 

Mon. — Something to do. Mt. 11:28-30. 

Tues. — Something to tell others. Rom. 5:6-8. 

Wed. — Something to be thankful for. Ps. 103:10- 

Thurs. — Something to think about. Mk. 8:35-37. 

Fri. — Something to wonder at. I Jn. 3:1-3. 

Sat. — Something to forward to. I Thess. 5:16-18. 

This Week's Memory Verse 

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartil}', as to the Lord, 
and not unto men (Col. 3:23). 

Suggestions For Prayer 

Sun. — That those who heard God's \\'ord today will 
obey it. 

Mon. — That God wiu bless these who need food 
and shelter. 

Tues. — That those who have never heard of Jesus 
vill soon learn of Him. 

Wed. — That God will help tliose who are suffering 
for Jesus' sake. 

Thurs. — That j'our unsaved friends will accept 

Fri. — That tliose wlio love Jesus will live lives that 
)ilease Him. 

Sat. — Ask God to bless each member of your family. 

If Jesus takes care of the birds so wee, 
I'm sure I can trust him to look after me; 
If God made the sun and the clear starlight, 
I'm sure I am safe in the dark at night. 


By Mrs. 0. Baylor 

Does the path of separation 

Grow more narrow, day b}' daj' ? 

Does it lead tliru lonely shadows.' 
Take thee from thj' friends away ? 

Is thine heart forever aching, 

'Till with tears thine eyes are dim ? 

Still — the iDath of separation 

Is the sweetest walk, with Him. 

For He knew the pain of heartache, 
As he climbed the hill alone: 

Like a sparrow on the housetop, 

From whose side each friend has flown 

For He bore the stares and taunting 
Jeers and sneers of wicked men; 

So with heart of understanding- 
He will bear thy pain again. 

And He'll come with loving comfort 
All thy loneliness to cheer. 
Hence no matter what the testing, 
Clioose His way without a fear. 

For the path of separation 

TIio it leads thru valleys grim. 

Thou wilt find, as twilight deepens. 
Is the sweetest walk, with Him. 

My God Shall Supply All 
Your Need (Phil. 4:19) 

We may not want our needs, and we may not need 
our wants. God loves us too much to give us every- 
thing we want — and He loves vis too much to hold back 
anything we need. — S. S. Times. 

I Do Not Fear 

By Rowley Lemley 
Though dark the night, I do not fear. 
For well I know that God is near! 

I talk to Jesus in my prayer; 
I know He has me in His care. 

His little stars, like candles bright, 
Shine down on me throughout the night 




Our Workers 

Btj Robert D. Culver 

From The Nezc Brethren Church started in Fremont, 
O.J on Dec. 25, comes the following report of their 
first meeting: "We had Sunda}' School in two differ- 
ent homes and had an attendance of 33 and an offer- 
ing of $10.91, which we do not think is so bad for the 

f ?rst time We are thinking of calling our group 

tije "Grace Brethren." Other reports tell us that the 
group has been meeting since then, and at the time of 
tliis writing, Phillip J. Simmons, student of Grace 
Seminary, is on his way to Fremont to preach January 
11. These Brethren are to be commended for a firm 

The Following Excerpt from a Waterloo, Iowa news- 
paper is of interest to Herald readers. "Designed in 
niodern stjle of architecture and constructed of light 
weight insulating blocks, the Grace Bible Church, will 
be completed early in Januar}' at an estimated cost of 
fl'5,000. Exterior of the church, which is .52 b}' 6-1 feet, 
is finished in cream-colored stucco. It consists of one 
story and basement. Two lots, a total of 100 by 126 
feet, were purchased for the site, which leaves room 
enough to add a parsonage and Sunday School annex 
later. The church auditorium will seat 300 persons 

" This is also a group of Brethren who have 

found it necessary to seek new companj' and new quar- 
ters. Frank Coleman Jr. goes to this new church as 
pastor the first week of April. 

Joe Gingrich, lately pastor at North Long Beach; 
Calif., will take the pastorate of the Allentown, Pa., 
church which Bro. Coleman is leaving. 

One Of Our Largest Brethren Sundaij Schools is 
tiiat at Dayton, Ohio. The following news, clipped 
from the church bulletin, will be encouraging to those 
who know the vicissitudes that have assailed that church 
these last three j^ears. The average Sunday School at- 
tendance for the last twelve years is 526 per Sunday. 
Last year the attendance averaged 550. "1939 is a 
tic with 1933, the second highest attendance in the 
twelve year period. Congratulations Sunday School." 
May we say with the last three woi'ds of that report 
Congregratulations, Sunday School. 

An Interesting Item: Dr. V. C. Kelford of Waterloo, 
Iowa, well known in manj' of our Brethren churches, 
v/ill be speaking in our Fort W^ayne, Indiana church 
p.nd twice a day at Grace Seminary, during the week 
of January l'i-28. After serving in these two places. 
Dr. Kelford will go to Alberta, Canada, for some Bi- 
ble conferences, and then to California for a meeting 
in the Whittier church for the first two weeks of 
March, Dr. Kelford will be available for other con- 
ferences while on the West Coast, and any church de- 
siring his services may address him at Grace Theo- 
logical Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, or at Fort 
Wayne, Indiana. It is also reported that Dr. Kelford 
is coming into the membership of the Fort Wayne 

From Sunni/side, Washington, comes the report of 
another Sunday School with a good report for 1939. 

Average attendance for the year was 170. Earl W 
Reed, pa.stor of this church, ^s holding a two weeks' 
scries of meetings in another Yakima Valley, Washing- 
ton church which began January 7. Last year Bro. 
Reed was the instrument God used to harvest 26 souls, 
over half first time decisions, in this same church. May 
Cod bless his ministry likewise again. 

Picked Up: "The devil is never too busy to rock 
the cradle of a sleeping saint ' — Sunni/side Bulletin. 

Is This The Right Road Home? 

Is this the right road home, O Lord? 

The clouds are dark and still ; 
The stony jjath is hard to tread ; 

Each step brings some fresh ill. 
I thought the way would brighter grow. 
And that the sun with warmth would glow. 
And joj'ous songs from free hearts flow. 

Is this the riglit road home? 

Yes, child, this very patli I trod. 

The clouds were dark for ^le ; 
The stony path was sharp and hard. 

Not sight, but faith, could see 
That at the end the sun shines bright 
Fore\er where there is no night 
And glad hearts rest from earth's fierce fight. 

It is the right road home. 

— S. S. Times. 

God's Way Is Best 

Bij 0. Baylor 

All sattered on the ground, bright blossoms lay, 
For in the night a storm had passed that way. 
But did I hear the mother-bush lament. 
Because of perished hopes and beauty rent ? 
Ah no ! Her rain-wet face to God was turned 
And thru that humble praise this truth I learned: 
He gives us grace to bear the bitter test. 
When we look up and say, "God's way is best." 

Tell The Good News 

There's onh' one waj' that the lost world can know 

That Jesus for sinners had died ; 
To tell the glad story He's bidden us go. 

And no other way doth provide. 
1 1' Christ's disciples had silently gone. 

And been to their great trust untrue. 
His plan of salvation we could not have known — 

His mere}' for me and for you. 
He's counting on us the storj' to tell, 

His plan of redemption for man ; 
He's counting on me — He's counting on you; 

The Master has no other plan. — Sel. 

It is far better to have your bank in heaven than to 
have vour heaven in a bank. 

JANUARY 27, 1940 

What Is The Brethren 
Student Life Volunteers? 

By Kenneth Ashman 

Conemaugh, Penna., National Superintendent 
Manj' folks, 3'oung and old, have been reading our 
column in the Brethren Herald. A number of them 
have been a little uncertain as to our organization. 
They are asking questions. Here's a brief explana- 
tion and introduction. 

2'o Brethren Student Life Volunteers is a Christian 
fellowship of Brethren j'oung men and women. It was 
organized by the Home Mission's Council and started 
in March, 1939. It alread}- has a membershiia of 200 
and is growing daily. It is an organization committed 
to the dedication of Brethren young men and women 
to the ministry of Christ. Its key Scripture verses are 
1 Cor. 6: 19, 20. ". . . know ye not that your body 
is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which 
ye have of God, and j'e are not your own? For yc 
art bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your 
body, and in your spirit, which are God's." The mem- 
bers of the B. S. L. V. are trying to do, by the power 
and grace of Christ, just what those verses command. 
Another question from the _voung people has been, 
"Why haven't I heard from the Superintendent and 
why don't I receive the B. S. L. V. literature.'" It is 
true that some names have been missed in our rapid 
growth. For this we are sorrj'. A postcard to the 
Superintendent will soon remedy the trouble. How- 
ever, most of you have been missed because your local 
leadership has not supplied the Superintendent with 
your names and addresses. Urge your leaders to or- 
ganize a B. S. L. V. movement in your local congrega- 
tion. It will bear fruit in no time at all. This is a 
soul-winning and a soul-consecrating movement. 

Student Aid Fund Announcement 

You have been patiently waiting for the opportunity 
to assist in the Student Aid Fund. Here are the plans: 
This part of our work will henceforth be known as 
"Sharing for Service." The purpose is just what the 
name implies. We are going to pool our gifts from 
month to month and use these gifts to help worthy 
ones through the difficult years of preparation for the 
Eimisterial and missionary fields. This will not be a 
loan system. It will rather be a gift system and will 
extend as far as your gifts enable it to go. How are 
you going to give ? 

First of all, "as the Lord hath prospered 3'ou." He 
asks no more and we should give Him no less. 

Secondly, we will give with prayer. As your each 
End every gift is sent to the Superintendent, we would 
be happy to know that its sending is accompanied with 
the raising of a prayer God-ward. Your i^raj'ers will 
be a great factor in the proper disbursement of these 
funds. Don't neglect this part of the "Sharing for 

Thirdly, we trust that your giving shall be regular. 
We are not asking for pledges. Each month when 
Vou receive j'our "Personalized Letter," incduded with 
it will be a special "Sharing for Service" envelope. 
This envelope, properly identified by yourself, shoold 

be returned to the Superintendent as soon as conveniens 
with your gift for that month. You may desire to 
keep the envelope and add to it until the next one 
arrives. It matters not what method you follow, it 
is up to you. We onl}' ask that you give as you are 
led of the Spirit. 

In the .fourth place, let us add that ''Sharing for 
Service" is not limited to any one group of Brethren 
uiembers. If j'ou are through with j'our preparation, 
you should feel desirous to help those coming along. 
If you are in preparation, j'ou should think of those 
at your heels. If you are looking to preparation, you 
;>]iould be laying up "treasures in store" in the fund 
for your own future help. 

How much will we have available for distribution 
by the full of 1910? Frankly, we do not know. We 
aie certain, however, that there will be many requests, 
requests worth answering. We do know for sure that 
tie Lord has means of answering these needs. We 
are confident, that J'ou, B. S. L. V. members and 
friends, will submit yourselves unto the Lord that He 
may use you as the channel through which these needs 
may be supjjlied. Do j'our share in the "Sharing for 

E. S. L. V. Rallies 

The schedule for the B. S. L. V. rallies is not yet 
conn^lete. We are glad to announce the following: 

Canton, Ohio. December 22, 1939. Ralph Rambo, 
with other Grace Seminary students, will have full 
charge of the N. E. O. C. E. Rally. Ralph will report 
on the good time enjoyed there in Canton. There are 
many B. S. L. V. members in the Canton district. 
Hi-other Rambo will conduct rallies throughout Indiana, 
Ohio, and the mid- West. Ft. Wayne (Jan. 27), Peru, 
Djillas Center, New Troy and Flora, are all included. 
Definite dates for these will be forthcoming soon. Or- 
\ille Lorenz and Kenneth Ashman will be quite active 
i'l the east shorth' after the first of the year. Together 
II ley plan to conduct a preaching and singing tour to 
I'. S. L. V. centers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Marj'- 
land. They want to be sure and visit the active groups 
ia Allentown, Philadelphia, Winchester and Washing- 
ton, D. C. Already a rousing rally has been held in 
Ijstie, Pa., and the "Volunteers" there are asking for 

We don't know whether the West Coast has slipped 
into the Pacific or not. At yet we have received no 
word as to rallies from Paul Bauman. He's the helper 
on the West Coast. However, we promise that you 
B. S. L. V. members in the far West shall not be neg- 
lected at all. Watch for the date and the place of the 
rally nearest you. Be sure to attend and take part. 
Report the same to your Superintendent with your own 
personal comments. 

Many Thanks 

Our appeal for help in the December "Herald" 
brought many kind and appreciated offers. A number 
of such have been accepted and much has been accom- 
plished that would have otherwise been left undone. 
We thank you greatlj' in His name. 


He Must Have Been Grieved 

It amused me when she bounded boisterously into 
the restaurant. It embarrassed me when she sat ojjpo- 
site, a little too fresh. It riled me when she applied 
Ihe paint to her lips and I ate with mine. I left when 
she lit a "coffin nail" and blew smoke in my face. It 
disgusted me when I paid the bill for a meal I hadn't 
eaten. Of course, I had every reason to act as I did. 
But I didn't feel satisfied about it at all. My pocket 
was full of gosjjel tracts, my Testament was in my vest 
jjocket. But my hands, my lips, and my heart had been 
without a testimony for Him. I went back — she was 
gone — maybe she'll never hear the gospel at all. The 
whole affair grieved me sorely. But oh, how much 
more it must have grieved Him. He placed a soul 
before me to win. I let the soul slip away towards hell. 
May God forgive! "Volunteers," He loves them all. 
He desires them all. He sends us to them all. Don't 
grieve the Master. He is worth pleasing. Go to them 



How much good talent is lost in the church, merely 
for the want of a little courage ! 

What most people need in their work is not more 
brains, but more pains. 

Live so as to be missed. 

Don't forget that victory is by submitting. 

The crosses we fear are heavier than the crosses we 

When Fear knocks at the door, send Faith to an- 
swer and vou will find nobodv there. 

We can tickle people's ears but only the Holy Spirit 
can prick men's hearts. 

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a 
man and never fails to see a bad one. 


President; Rev. Robert Ashman, 12 S. Clay St., Peru, Ind. 
Vice President: A. H. Kent, 210 E. First St., Long Beach, Calif. 
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Treasurer: Rev. Robert Crees, 17 W. 4th St., Waynesboro, Pa. 
Topic Editor: Rev. Norman Uphouse, Winchester, Va. 
News Editor: Miss Grace AUshouse, Brethren Missionary Herald Co., 

3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 
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S.E., Washington, D. C. 
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Johnstown. Pa. 
Evangelism Superintendent: Dr. L. E. Lindower, 815 Grant St., 

Ashland, O. 
Stewardship Superintendent: Paul Guittar, 1610 Dueber Ave. S.W.. 

Canton, O. 

Missionary Superintendent: Rev. Miles Taber, Leon, Iowa. 

Prayer Meeting Superintendent: Miss Mildred Deitz, 312 Cumberland 
St., Berlin, Pa. 

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MARCH 24, 1940 

Remember It Now 
In Prayer! 


FEBRUARY 3, 1940 

No. 5 



By Louis S. Baiiman 


Easter Sunday, March 24th, 1910, Foreign Mission- 
ary Sunday in all Brethren churches, just seven weeks 
away from the date of this magazine! Are tee all get- 
t'.ng ready for it? 

As the very last moment of our Lord's days upon 
the earth drew to a close, He gathered His own about 
Him on old Olivet's brow, and made His last request: 
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptiz- 
ing them in the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to ob- 
serve all things whatsoever I have commanded 

And then He gave unto them His last precious prom- 

"And, lo, I am with j'ou alway, e\en unto the end 
cf the world." Dare we — dare any one of us — go over 
into His presence without first having done as much 
as in us is, to tell the story of His redeeming love in 
all this world to every human being for whom Christ 

We, in The Brethren Church, all firmly believe in 
the rite of Christian baptism. It is impossible to read 
the New Testament Scriptures, and not to realize its 
importance. Moreover, we cling tenaciously to the one 
form — we believe the correct form, as taught by the 
great Master and practiced by His apostles — even trine 
immersion. We believe in it so strongh', that save 
for one or two rare instances, no church has dared to 
receive any one into its full fellowship without it. 
Ihe churches that did it have been condemned there- 

But, let us remember that the matter of baptism, im- 
portant as it is, is the less important side of the Great 
Commission. Surely, surely, no intelligent man — no 
msn who is spiritually minded — would hold that the 
amount of water or the form used, in Christian bap- 
tism, could be equal in importance to the command; 
"Go, teach all nations," making known to all men the 
love of God that provided the Lamb whose shed blood 
makes a sufficient atonement for our sins. 

What must the world of men — what must God Him- 
self — think of a pastor or of a church, that preaches 
tht rite of water baptism so strongly, and then mini- 
mizes the importance of carrying the good news of the 
salvation that our God has brought to us, to all the 
nations of the earth ? Is it because water is so cheap, 
and steamboat tickets are so costly, that some pastors 
speak so little of foreign missions, and some churches 
are so apathetic towards the great command of our 
Lord: "Go ye into all the world and preach the gos- 
pel to every creature?" 

The Brethren Church has as fine a band of mission- 
aries as any church can boast. The}' are out there now, 
on the firing line for Christ, facing foes that we in 
the homeland know not of. Is there a Brethren Church 
xvith soul so dead, that it will not answer to their Mace- 
donian call: "Come over yourself and help us; or, send 
one in your stead to help us ! Either way, only help 
us! The story must be told!" 

Every pastor will soon be receiving the usual pre- 
Easter material to be used in getting his peojDle into 
readiness for the Easter offering, which offering en- 
ables us to carry on the great work for another year 
— or, "until He comes." This when received, should 
be given first attention. 

Yours for Christ and His church, 

Secretar)'-Treasurer of 
The Foreign ^lissionary Society of 
The Brethren Church 


Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came 
in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, 
knowing that they had alwaj's boasted of their devo- 
tion to the cause of truth ; but no, the universities im- 
mediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great 
editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in 
days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; 
but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few 
short weeks. Then I looked to the individual writers, 
who, as literary guides of Germany, had written much 
and often concerning the place of freedom in modern 
life; but they, too, were mute. Only the church stood 
squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for sup- 
pressing truth. I never had any special interest in the 
church before, but now I feel a great affection and 
admiration because the church, alone, has had the cour- 
age and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and 
raoral freedom. — Albert Einstein. 



Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly at 

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Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions, 

$1.00 a year; Foreign countries. 51.50 a year. 


Herman Hoyt, Chairman 

R. E. Donaldson, Vice Chairman. Leo Polman, Sec'y-Treas. 

Editor-in-Chief: Chas. W. Mayes; Editorial Secretary: 
Grace Allshouse. 

Field Secretary: J. C. Beal; Office Secretary: Geneva 


Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 

Educational: Alva J. McClain. 

Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 

Women's Missionary Council: Mrs, 


Bible School; Tom Hammers; Christian Endeavor: Nor- 
man Uphouse; Student Life Volunteers; Kenneth Ashman; 
Children's: Grace Allshouse; Pulpit and Pew; Alan S. 
Pearce; News Briefs: Robert Culver; Jewish: Arthur 
Carey; Christian Life: A. D. Cashman; Christ, the Ke 
the Scriptures: Ord Gehman ; Doctrine of Chris 
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FEBRUARY 3, 1940 


A letter from a Polish Christian Jew has been sent 
to the editor bj' the Hebrew Christian Alliance of Am- 
cricaj it is dated Dec. 12, 1939. This letter contains 
tills paragrajoh. We quote: 

"The misery of our Jewish people in Central 
Europe cannot be described. The bestial inhu- 
manitjf that thej' suffer at the hands of the de- 
monical persecutors cannot be put down on pajjer. 
It is unmentionable. Apart from wanton perse- 
cutions, thej' suffer from the ravages of war. 
Think of 450,000 in the cit}^ of Warsaw! Think 
of 3.,000 Jews, brethren of Christ, according to the 
flesh, — men, women and children wandering in 
fields and forests in the wintery dawns in Poland, 
dressed in rags and half naked, sick, starving, des- 
perate, half crazed people. As one eye witness 
says, "The living envying those that are dead." 
And Poland is not the only place in which the Jews 
are suffering all the horrors of earthly hell these days. 
Surely the Lord God of Israel liveth, and as He lives. 
He is looking down seeing that which men, women, 
and little children are suffering all because of their 
blood relation to the Lord Jesus Christ. How much 
longer can he tarry? W^e cannot help but believe that 
the hope of Israel cometh quickly ! Come, Lion of the 
'J'ribe of Judah, come ! 


The great apostasy is on. Practically all our larger 
denominations are being rent and torn asunder by it. 
Independent congregations of Presbyterians, Baptists, 
Methodists, and others are si^ringing up all over the 
country. This is due to the fact that God still has His 
"seven thousand" that refuse to bow the knee to that 
late god known as modernism. 

Several years ago the Great Commission Prayer 
League of Chicago issued a prediction that is certainly 
coming true. W^e quote: 

"My prediction is that not a generation remains 
between us and the formation of a mighty bod}' 
of believers, the strongest and the most powerful 
that ever shook the world; they ai'e massing from 
the rivers to the ends of the earth. They are ready 
to break with any and all denominations when 
the call of God shall sound. They will not abide 
the presence of that foe who could cut the Old 
Book to shreds, depose Jesus Christ from His 
throne of deity, and rob man of the mighty change 
known as the new birth, as taught by the fathers, 
whose eyes were fixed on the cross, and whose 
messages never wandered far from a fountain of 
blood. It will all but tear the heart out of some 
of us when the rending of the timbers is heard. 
But we will not be led into the trap of the deceiver 
and the snare of the despoiler by our leaders. 
They must lead toward God or we will refuse to 

MORE AND MORE scientists whose opinion is 
worth considering acknowledge that behind and around 
everything is the sure evidence of a conscious intelli- 
gence in our universe. The idea that the heavens and 

the earth, and the people of the earth, and the mar- 
velous arrangements for mankind's sustinence and en- 
j03'ment on the earth and from above it — the idea that 
all of that "just happened" is no longer tenable. Sir 
James Jeans says, "If the universe is a universe of 
thouffht then its creation must have been an act of 
tliought." Another scientist, Sir Arthur Keith, states, 
"Whether we are laymen or scientists, we must postu- 
late a Lord of the Universe, give Him what shape we 


In addressing the sixtj'-second annual meeting of the 
District of Columbia Baptist Convention, Dr. Rufus 
W. Weaver, Secretarj^ of the district body, declared 
tliat Evangelical Christianitj' is facing the most serious 
crisis in all its histoi-y. This crisis, he averred, is due 
i. totalitarian governments which today control the 
lives of humanit}'. 

He said that Baptists' work is restricted by decrees, 
by punitive measures and by actual persecution, if 
not wholly wiped out, in all countries where totalitar- 
ian governments have been established. 

Calling attention to the rise and spread of totalitar- 
ifnism in the past 25 years he said: 

"All over the world we hear the doors slamming 
against the free proclamation of the gospel, and wars 
in Europe and Asia are increasinff the difficulties of 
our .foreign missionaries." 


A prominent Presb.vterian layman of Southern Cali- 
fornia, who has read something of our denominational 
difficulties, and knowing something of the missionary 
editor's tribulations these days, has just written us as 
we are about to go to press, saying: 

"I am led to send you a word of cheer. I know you 
are not looking for praise, but we are all human, and 
these unkind things that people do and say cannot 

help but affect one more or less I am enclosing 

a clipping I found in an old publication and this ar- 
ticle expresses what I want to say." 

We have learned since receiving this that the "clip- 
ping" he sent us was written by the well known South- 
ern Methodist pastor. Rev. "Bob" Shuler. We had 
never seen it before. As soon as we read it, we felt 
that it was worth passing on to others. It brought uo 
"cheer" and we believe it will bring "cheer" to oth- 
ers of our brethren who are standing steadfast for 
'the faith once for all delivered unto the saints" in 
these apostate times. Of course, it brought to our 
minds instantly the words of the Apostle Paul, who 
himself was sometimes desperately in need of "a word 
of cheer." The words of Paul are, "but godliness with 
contentment is great gain" I Tim. 6:6. 


"If thou shalt be content — 

"If thou shalt be content to do thj' best and fail, 
nor count thyself defeated — 


"If thou shalt be content to do battle all alone, the 
multitude against thee, thy friends deserting, none 
but God to cheer thee on — 

"If thou shalt be content to do thy work, to play thy 
part, to take a stand for truth and righteousness 
and battle like a man, to thrust thy sword into the 
heart of wrong and take the sword thrust of hell's 
minions, undisturbed by numbers that oppose thee, 
unterrified at the noise and smoke and conflict — 

"If thou shalt be content to smile and onward go 
through storms of condemnation, through bitter lies 
of evil tongues, through wilful purpose to misstate 
thy case, through gossip's muck and slander's mire; 
through hate and venom, while thy brother man, 
whose battles thou art fighting, stands by, nor lends 
a helping hand — 

"If thou shalt be content to trust thy God and dare 
to do His will, with lion's dens and furnaces of fire 
ahead, happy to know heaven cheers thee at thy 
task and one like unto God's own Son walks through 
the fiery trials with thee, thy strength the strengtii 
of God's right arm — 

"If thou shalt be content — 

"Oh, man, if thus contentment dwells within thy 
breast on battle fields for righteousness and for the 
common good, be well assured thy battleaxe shall 
keener grow with coming years, thy strength of heart 
and soul a conquering force, unequalled by the puny 
darts of evil men. God's resources lie behind, about, 
beneath thee. The strength of heaven's hosts, the 
swiftness of the chariots of the skies, the banner of 
a king whose cause has never met defeat — all shall 
attend thee on those battlefields. 

"Therefore, think not to tremble at the multitude's 
contempt nor fear before the allied forces of the 
hosts of sin and wicked deeds. Hold firmly in thy 
hand thy trumpet. Break thy pitcher with the chal- 
lenge of a heart that knows its God. Flash thy light 
into the face of darkness. And know full well that 
God is bankrupt and heaven is a pauper's refugee, 
if that invicible Captain of every righteous cause 
doth not defeat the powers of hell that camp before 

"And yet. Oh man, thy eyes may rest before the vic- 
tory. Thy hand may sleep in dust before the God 
of thy salvation and of right, shall reign. Others 
may take thy place and battle on for generations 
before the conquest that thy soul hath pictured. The 
violets may lift their faces from thy grave to kiss 
the dews of centuries before the dawning hour when 
those black wrongs and damning evils thou hast bat- 
tled with shall be subdued. 

"But oh, if thou, shalt be content — 

"Content to hope and pray, content to dare and do, 
content to battle and be brave, content with faith to 

see the victory approaching, content to know thy 
God is near and never will desert, content to leave 
the victory with Him — 

"How happy, now swelling full of joy thy soul, how 
surfeited with strength, how overflowing with heav- 
en's certainty thy heart, how sure the victory — 

"If thou shalt be content. " 


India has so many villages that if one were visited 
every day it would take 2,000 years to visit them all. 
'J'he people living in them constitute 60 per cent of the 
British Empire. Missionary policy which in any way 
overlooks this fact is neglecting the main problem of 
India and also of the empire. The village Christian 
congregations of India today are the hope of the new 

The first woman has been elected to the Indian Leg- 
islative Assembly — Mrs. Subbarayan. 


The invasion of China has had a remarkable effect 
upon the younger generation. Multitudes of both male 
and female students — usually imjDulsive, distrustful of 
leadership and antagonistic of law and order, with 
marked determination and insight into the perils of 
their country, have joined the fighting forces. Appar- 
ently Chiang Kai-shek has gained the confidence of 
their enthusiastic bands and with the Central Army 
forces intact he awaits the attack in Central China. 

Unhappily it is not the fighting forces alone who 
suffer. In thickly populated areas millions of hard- 
working peasants and small traders have lost all their 
possessions, and are wandering about the country, be- 
wildered, starving and dying like flies from privations 
unthought of in our Western civilization. 

Notwithstanding the continued severe endeavours to 
break the spirit of the Chinese there are no evidences 
o' bowing down to the armed invaders. 

The very fact that Japanese forces are pushing fur- 
ther into the interior bears witness to the fact that 
they have failed to crush China's resistance. The fu- 
ture of both China and Japan is far from bright. War 
makes terrible demands on all parties. No wonder that 
in both countries the Christian cluirch makes its ap- 
jieal to all friends to share with it a sense of responsi- 
bility in these perilous days and to adopt whatever 
measure it can within its power to set in motion the 
corporate conscience of the world. — World Dominion. 

You can be a lamp in the home if you can't be a star 
in the sky. 

FEBRUARY 3, 194 


Brother Jobson, our new Superintendent writes from 
Africa: "1 observe that the responsibilities of suneriiJ- 
tendent have been definitely committed to me. This 
humbles me before my Lord, for I am very conscious 
of my insufficiency for the task. However, after hav- 
ing remembered very definitely the board's delibera- 
tion before the Lord during the week that you were 
meeting, I take it that He has led you, and I accept 
this as His will. It encourages me to know that the 
choice was unanimous ; that means that I can count 
on the united prayers of the board. 'And such trust 
have we through Christ to Godward: not that we are 
sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of our- 
selves; but our sufficiency is of God.' It is my desire 
that my service for Him, in whatever capacity He shall 
choose, shall always be 'my human best, filled with the 
Spirit' Filled with the Spirit of God, weakness is 
turned into strength and foolishness into wisdom. 

"How gracious of you to say that j'ou 'have every 
confidence in my good judgment.' You, more than any 
other on the board, have observed my grave and fre- 
quent mistakes. Wliatever the past has been, it is un- 
der the blood of God's blessed Son, and so we rest 
that with Him. As to the future, He will guide us as 
we yield to Him." 

Mabel Crawford seems to keep busy. She writes: 
"These are certainly busy days for us. I have added 
some more classes to my already full schedule:.... 
have taken on part of the girls three afternoons. I 

have the big girls that can read There are so 

many of them that they got the best of Estella; so I 
liad to come to her rescue. I already had part of the 
v^omen on Monday and Thursday. Sometimes I think 
I can't get through the day. My first class is at 6 :30 
in the morning, and it is a steady rush from then 
through to 6 :00 in the evening." 

An African Duck That Refuses to be eaten, is the 
sad tale told in a letter from Miss Crawford of Bassai, 
A. E. F. "Ho hum, I've been having a terrible time 
this day. I decided to have roast duck; and thereby 
hangs a tale ! When I went to open the pressure cooker 
to turn the duck the lid wouldn't budge. I did every- 
thing I could think of, but still the duck defies attack. 
When noon came we had to sit down to an omelet in- 
stead of the anticipated duck. I haven't the slightest 
idea how to get the thing open." 

Dr. Taber 

"On Friday evening 
we, listened to the radio 
news of German troops 
entering Poland. Satur- 
day eve Miss Tyson's ra- 
dio stopped working. I 
had to work on it all 
Monday a.m., but at last 
I triumphed — I was able 
to get static! So I tried 
to get the Hathaway's 
radio into working shape 
with not quite as good 
results — I was not able 
to get static ! So, since 
tiien we have contented ourselves with second hand news 

from rare passers b}' So we are completely cut 

off from the world, and our nervous s^'stems are in a 
thousand per cent better condition than they would be 
if we sat up half the night listening to stories of Euro- 
pean savagery. It is certainly a great comfort to live 
in a civilised part of the world 

"Seriously, we are living in the most favored .spot 
on earth right now. We have absolutely nothing to 
fear. We may have reason to worry about you in Amer- 
ica But who would come all the way to the heart 

(if Africa to bother us? The natives? There are ten 
times as many who would give their lives for us as 
there are who might want to harm us. Then who? No- 
body on earth. Only the devil. You would think he 
would be enjoying himself to the full in Europe right 
now, and would leave us alone ; but he doesn't. He 
knows his time is short. He never was more active. 
We need your prayer help every day for protection, 
rot only against physical danger, bul spiritual." 

Dr. Floyd Taber, in writing from Yaloke, par Boali, 
under date of September 13, writes a most interesting 
letter from "a civilized part of the world" — even the 
heart of Africa ! 

Westervelt Home — Our readers we know are great- 
ly interested in the welfare of our missionaries' chil- 
dren. One of the greatest problems that any Foreign 
Missionary board faces is the problem of the mission- 
ary's child Up to a cetrain age they can be cared 

for upon the field ; but, for more reasons than one, and 
especially for the educational reason, all foreign boards 
so far as we know, are agreed that it is better for the 
children of missionaries in mission lands such as Af- 
rica and China to remain in the homeland. At present 
time, and for some years past, two of the children of 
the Superintendent of our African work, Orville D. 
Jobson, have been in the Westervelt Home for mis- 
fcionaries' children at Batesburg, South Carolina. This 
home was formerly in Columbia, but now is located 
about twenty miles south of that city. We are sure that 
the friends of our missionaries will all be interested 
'n the following paragraphs taken from a letter that 
the editor has received from Kathryn Jobson: 

"The home is wonderful here, so much more space 
than Columbia and such nice buildings. How we do 
praise the Lord for this. He certainly does exceeding 
abundantly above what we ask or think. 

"We have 42 acres of ground. We have four build- 
ings — teachers' and workers' building, with the din- 
ing room in the basement; the large dormitory divided 


for purls and boys ; the scliool building, with three rooms 
beside the library ; and the gymnasium. 

"We have a baseball diamond and a tennis court in 
the making, besides our gymnasium for various other 

"We have a grammar school, high school, and Bible 
fihool ; with lovely teachers and good Christian train- 

"We have children of all ages and from many coun- 
tries, such as Africa, South and Central America, In- 
dia, and the islands of the sea. We truly enjoy the 
Christian fellowship with all. The Lord has blessed 
us with lovely Christian friends 

"This home is wonderful. How thankful I <'iiu to 
the Lord for bringing me to such a home — a home 
where Christ is honored and exalted, with Christian sur- 
roundings and friends. He has grown very dear to me 
and I have grown to Love Him as never before. His 
compassions fail not, they are new every morning; great 
is thy faithfulness. 

"David is a Freshman in the high school, and I am 
a Junior. We have domestic work in with our studies. 
'ilie girls and boys take turns in getting meals anil do- 
ing dishes, which helps so much. 

"The older ones have Christian service assignments. 
I had one among the colored ones of our town. The}' 
trulj' are needy people, and how we pray that from time 
to time they will be brought into a deeper and fullei 
knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savio:-', as 
the One Who loves and cares for them, enougli to die 
for them 

"We do covet your prajers for this home and us. 
tliat Christ truly may be glorified in our lives; that 

'Naught of self may mar His glory, 
Naught of sin may make it dim. 
But just a glorious, glorious shining 
That the friends around see Him.' 

"We appreciate your thought and care and know 
that He never fails. How thankful we are for tliat. " 



Let him return unto the Lord. Read Isaiah 55:1-8. 

Four-year-old Barbara sometimes utters cryptic saj'- 
ings. Resentful of an action of her nursery school 
teacher, she said to her mother, "iNIiss Jones is cruel 
to the children. She ought to be sent back to the shop." 

After the difficult}' had been smoothed out, the 
teacher asked Barbara wliat she meant by wanting her 
"sent back to the shop." 

"I meant that you ouglit to go back to God who 
made you, and get fixed." 

Ah, little Barbara ! You have put your tiny finger 
en what is the cause of all our sinning; we must return 
to Him Who alone can make right what is wrong with 


(Summary of the "Revue Missionaire" Jul;/ JOSS, 
entirely devoted to a study of this question by the 
Missionary L. Cattaneo, Mozambique, Portugese East 

Experienced missionaries are o.ften nonplussed by 
the persistent superstition and fatalism of natives who, 
finding it easy to believe in a life-giving Creator, pay 
but lip-service to the articles of the Christian faith, and 
lend to develop a syncretism fatal to full trust in God. 

Native believers of ten or even twenty years' .':iand- 
ing find it very difficult to get deliverance from their 
primitive beliefs. How are they to be set free at once 
and for always } When sickness comes, when a member 
of the family dies — especially an only child — when 
something extraordinary happens — an accident or a 
prolonged drought — or when the crops are destroyed by 
wild beasts or insect pests, the native consciousness is 
hwamped and overcome by a flood of magical beliefs. 

What Has The Native To Be 
Set Free From? 

His poor sense of cause and effect leads uncivilized 
man to magical beliefs and practices in which imagina- 
tion is confused with actuality, and the casting of spells 
is a very real thing to him. These and the wrath of a 
god, or demon possession, or the neglect of a taboo, are 
to him the supernatural causes of misfortune. And for 
every piece of "bad luck" as for every occasion requir- 
ing guidance, the heathen consult their "oracular bones", 
which constitute the veritable stronghold of Bantu ]5agan- 

How Is The Native To Be 
Set Free? 

Let us admit we do not understand the native mental- 
ity. Let us confess, too, that civilization has not suc- 
i ceded in delivering the native from his age-long bond- 
age to magic and superstition. On the contrary, alas! 
his weakness is even exploited by Europeans who sell 
him books dealing with mysteries, dreams and astrology. 

An enquiry in 1936 elicited the reply from African 
I crrespondents that magical practices are on the in- 
crease, that witch doctors are more respected and feared 
tlian priests and chiefs. A very high percentage, it is 
said, of native Christians believe in sorcery and go in 
dread of its powers or have recourse to it in secret. 

The Colonial authorities while they "respect native 
customs", discountenance accusations of witchcraft, yet 
external repression would not be as effective as internal 
conviction in changing the Africans' attitude. 

The child's parents are, of course, a great hindrance to 
J 1 ogress and freedom, and can undo good work, except 
perhaps where mission boarding chools have had the 
opportunity of training the young aright; for to be suc- 
cessful here schools need to have a definite moral and 
religious bias. 

As to medicine, the blacks who are often clever in 
their empirical way, do not admit the complete superi 
ority of the white doctor, for in the fear of the unknown 

FEBRUARY 3, 1910 

— in sickness and death — scientific knowledge (e. g. of 
microbes) has merely pushed back a bit the frontiers 
of ignorance and awe. In itself explanation does not 
oifer security. But medicine as it is practiced by mis- 
sionarieSj that is, accompanied by the Word of God 
coes suffice, M. Calvin Mapope declares, to deliver the 
n.itive from his magical obsessions. 

Biblical Teaching And Mag:ic 

The Bible provides us with the one remedy to cure 
the native of his weakness and error, because it gives 
vs the perfect revelation of the love of God in Jesus 
Christ whose coming was foreshadowed in the Old Testa- 
ment. Even in the Pentateuch magic is attacked as being 
ihe worst enemy of true religion. Intercourse with 
familiar spirits was strictly forbidden (Lev. 19:31; 
Deut. 18:11; Isa. 8:19). On the positive side, more- 
over, there is definite help against fear and despair. 
Jesus Christ, the Living Word incarnate, is alone capable 
of freeing the slaves of fear. "Jesus" is the satisfac- 
tion of all the needs of a soul caught in the toils of 
magical charms. He alone gives to a soul in anguish 
the consciousness of being loved with everlasting love. 

To deny the existence of spirits and spells does not 
help very much, but to insist on the power and author- 
ity of the Lord Jesus is of great avail. "There is nothing 
from without a man, that entering into him can <lefile 
him" (Mark 7:15). Here is the condemnation of all 
taboos. "Out of the heart of man proceed evil thoughts, 
adulteries, murders, thefts," etc. (Mark 7:21, 22). Here 
is the revelation of moral defilement and the condemna- 
lion of sin. The Lord touched the leper and cleansed ; God so loved the world that He gave his only be- 
gotten Son; he that believeth in Me hath everlasting 
life ; fear not, only believe ; who shall separate us from 
the love of Christ? Utterances like these, says Calvin 
Mapope, drive out fear and form an anchor for many 
a native Christian in distress, keeping them true to the 
Word of God, and persevering in prayer, and he quotes 
striking examples of victorious faith. 

The Church And The Fight 
Against Magic 

Since criticism arouses antagonism, preaching sliould 
be positive rather than negative, proceeding by addi- 
tion rather than subtractions, but catechumen classes can 
deal with these questions and problems. 

Finally church discipline is necessary to checli the 
recrudescence inside the church itself of magical prac- 
tices, rebuking any who, ungrateful to redeeming love, 
turn their backs on the living God and revert to pagan- 

(Abridged by L. S. Bauman.) 

fleet the exact position of our magazine. We are al- 
ways glad to hear from our readers.) 



(We are sharing with our readers some of the most 
interesting letters, both business and editorial, which 
tome to the desks of our executives. We appreciate 
these reactions whether they be pro or con. The opin- 
ions expressed in this column may not necessarily re- 

January 2, 1940 
Ihe Brethren Missionary Herald 
?;326 S. Calhoun S^, 
Fort Wayne, Indiana 

Attention Rev. Chas. W. Mayes, Ed. 
Dear Friends: 

It was with real appreciation that the Missionary 
Number of The Brethren Herald was received, with 
the announcement of your new publication, and of the 
fact that Brother Mayes, whose editorial work I have 
felt was superior, is to be the editor of this new publi- 

For manj' months — about four years — we read the 
Brethren Evanjj^list, and rejoiced in its fine, clear 
testimony. We felt that it was among the most choice 
of our exchanges. It was with real sorrow that we 
followed the controversy which arose, and its unhappy 
developments. We felt that it was a personal loss when 
the editorial personnell of the magazine reflected the 
clianged situation. We are most happy, therefore, for 
the privilege of resuming the fellowship which we so 
much enjoyed. 

If agreeable to you we would like to exchange "The 
Christian Reader's Digest" for your new magazine, and 
in anticipation of a favorable response we have placed 
your name on our exchange list. God bless you. 
Yours in Christ, 


Brethren Missionary Directory 

ADDRESS: 433 Riv 

South America. 
Rev. and Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy. 
Rev. and Mrs. Hil! Maconaghy. 

Cordoba, Argentina, 


ADDRESS: Yaloke, par B 
French Equatorial Africa. 

Miss Mary E. Emmert. 

Dr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Taber. . ^, . ^ 

ADDRESS: Bassai. par Bozoum, par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, French 
Equatorial Africa. 

Miss Estella Myers. 

Miss Mabel Crawford. „, . „ , ,, 

ADDRESS: Bozoum, par Berberati, Oubangui-Chari, French Equa- 
torial Africa. 

Rev. and Mrs. Orville D. Jobson. 

Dr. Florence N. Gribble (Mailing address, although she is stationed 
at Bekoro) . 

ADDRESS: Bellevue, par Bossangoa, par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, 
French Equatorial Africa. 

Rev. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Sheldon. 

Miss Florence Bickel. „ ^ 

ADDRESS: Bekoro (Be-Miller Station), par Paoua-Bangui, Oubangui- 
Chari, F.E.A. 

Dr. Florence N. Gribble. 

Rev. and Mr 

. Ke 


par Bangui, Oubangi-Cha 

French Equatorial 

_nd Mrs. Joseph H. Foster. 

. and Mrs. John W. Hathaway, Fillmore, Calif. 
3 Grace Byron, Care of L. S. Bauman, 1926 E. 5th St., Long B< 

. and Mrs 

. and Mrs. Curtis G. M 
s Elizabeth S. Tyson, C 

Beach, Calif. 

kel, 2424 Fourth St., La Verne, Calif, 
ill, 713 Fairbanks St., Ashland, Ohio. 
5 of L. S. Bauman, 1925 E. 5th St., Long 



A few weeks ago you enjoyed readinu- about the lit- 
tle black playmate of Mrs. Harold Dunning (Marguer- 
ite Gribble) in Africa when she was a little girl. We 
know you are waiting to hear more about Mrs. Dun- 
ning's life in Africa. 

Once while she was at Brazzaville the missionaries 
could not find a house in which to live, so they moved 
into their tents. At that time Mrs. Dunning wrote in 
a letter: 

"We did not have to stay very long in the tents, as 
it was only a few days until we found a house. This 
house has three rooms and a "cook house" or kitchen. 
Mamma calls it the "smoke house" as the only stove 
is a sort of brick stand on top of which the house is 
built, and there is no chimney or any other place for 
the smoke except to fill the room and filter through 
the roof. 

"We all like it so much better than the tents. We sleep 
on our little camp beds, under our mosquito nets that 
■were made for us by the ladies of Dayton. We sit on 
the chairs that were given us at North Manchester. 
Daddy uses the chairs for a work bench also by put- 
ting a heavy plank over the backs of two. (See pic- 
ture). We eat from the tables that daddy made in 
America. Daddy has made us a cupboard and a case 
i'or the kitchen utensils. 

"Aunt Toddy, Aunt Mae and mamma take turns 
keeping house. We have two bo3's who help us with 
the work. One is named Loubaki, and the other is 
Mompoyo. Aren't they funny names ? Tliey make the 
fire and keep it burning, carry the water, prepare the 
vegetables, wash the dishes and kettles, make the beds, 
sweep the floors, do the washing, ironing, etc. 

"We have a man who brings us food every day, which 
he buys in the villages with francs which we give him. 
These are some of the things which he brings: fish, 
chickens, eggs, nsafu, ikwa, turnips, cassava root, sweet 
potatoes, beans, lettuce, etc. We sometimes can gel 
radishes, onions, water cress, etc., at the gardens. It 
is very hard to get chickens and eggs, and we seldom 
have them, but fish are very plentiful as we live right 
en the banks of the Congo River. 

"Nsafu is a strange food which is much the size 
and shape of a white walnut or butternut. It grows on 
a tree and is prepared for eating by boiling a very 
short time in salt water. It is brown, has a stone and 
a strange taste like turpentine, but we all like it very 
much. Ikwa is a root which we grate up and make 
pancakes from the batter. Cassava root is the root from 
which the tapioca is made which you children eat in 
America. Aunt Toddy made some flour and some tap- 
ioca from the root. Yesterday she cooked some of the 
tapioca and I liked it so very much that I ate it nearly 

"We do not use lard of animal fat here, but an oil 
made from the nut of a palm tree." 

Our Bible Chsu-acter Alphabet 

This week we are beginning an alphabet of Bible 
characters. Each week we will take the next letter of 
the alphabet and find a Bible character whose name 
begins with that letter. 

// was a king who cut off the great toes and thumbs 
of 70 other kings. When the children of Israel fought 
against the Canaanites, they captured this king and 
cut off his own thumbs and great toes. Find his name 
in Jud. 1:1-7. 

This Week's Memory Verse 

Ye are my friendSj if 3'e do whatsoever I command 
you (Jn. 15:14). 

Daily Bible Readings 

Sun. — God's command about Himself. Mt. 22:37-38. 

Mon. — God's command about others. I Jn. 4:7-.S. 

Tues. — God's command about worldly things. I Jn. 

Wed. — God's command about the gospel. Mt. 28:19- 

Thurs. — God's command about our enemies. Rom. 

Fri. — God's command about prayer and thankful- 
ness. I Thess. 5:17-18. 

Sat. — God's command about Christ's return. Mt. 24: 

Pray Without Ceasing 

Sun. — For the missionaries. Pray by name for those 
you know. 

Mrs. Gribble's JVork Bench 

FEBRUARY 3, 19 10 

Mon. — P"or tlie native Christians. Sometimes they 
find it hard to live for Jesus. 

Tues. — For the native evangelists. 

Wed. — For those who are persecuted because they 
love Jesus. 

Thurs. — For those who have never heard of Jesus. 

Fri. — For tliose who have heard about Jesus but 
have turned back to a life of sin. 

Sat. — For more missionaries. 
Answer To Last Week's Puzzle 

The missing words needed to solve the puzzle are: 
Ps. 23:1 — Lord I Ki. 11:9— twice 

I Jn. 4:11— love jn. n :2— that 

Mk. 11:22 — faith t c onm i7i- 

Tn-j. ,, nn /-I Jl bam. 3:9-10 — Eli 

Mt. 11:28 — Come ^ 

Mt. 28:19— go ^'^"- 23:3-6— Heth 

Jn. 3:36— hath Ex. 4:2-1— tail 

Mt. 6:24 — mammon Dan. 4:33 — wet 

Judg. 15:4 — Samson Acts 7:54 — cut 

II Ki. 2:11-12— Elisha Mt. 25:3— them 
Mt. 4:18 — net Jn. 13:33 — lit 

The verse when the puzzle is solved is Jn. 6:37, "All 
that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." 


"It is a fallacy of the most dangerous kind to at- 
tach the issue of tolerance and intolerance to a prac- 
tice which destroys health, wastes time, befuddles the 
mtellect, undermines character, disturbs the peace, and 
wastes money. It is not customary to tolerate disease 
and waste, and insanit}', and stupidity — yet many peo- 
ple today pride themselves on broad-mindedness aljout 
drinking. 'Live and let live,' they say " 

"The worst that prohibitionists predicted is coming 
10 pass. It's time that reaction set in and particularly 
among college students." — The Daily Trojan, official 
organ of University of Southern California, Los An- 


A native boy writes to Miss Grace Byron from Bo- 
zoum. She gives here the literal translation of his letter: 

' Dear Mama. 

Grace Byron. 

I greet you well in the name of our Jesus Christ. I 

rejoice for work on paper to give. We sit well, the 

School of Bible. We pray to God on top of your liead. 

I forget you not. I wish for you all day and I pray 

God over j'ou all days. 

Everything rests well in the church at Bassai. We 
have not finished. We will have vacation at the end of 
the month. 

I greet you three times in the name of Jesus. 

Child friend of yours who likes you much. 

Your future servant, 



By Grace Byroi 

I wonder if it is going to 
rain tonight. It has been 
lightning all evening, but 
there don't seem to be many 
clouds. Maybe the storm will 
pass over. Let's take a 
chance and sleep on the ver- 
anda. It seems so stuffy to 
sleejD in the house after 
sleeping on the veranda all 
during the dry season. 

About 1 :00 A. M. we are awakened by the wind blow- 
ing out the mosquito net. What's that rattling? We'd 
better get up ; the storm is coming. I reach down by the 
side of the bed for the coal oil lantern, old reliable, 
take the matches from under my pillow and light the 
lantern. (Flash lights are a great convenience if good 
iiatteries are obtainable.) 

Between the flashes of lightning we manage to get 
Ihe mosquito net down and the mattresses and bedding 
in the house, and then make a rush to close the shutters. 
The wind is driving the rain across the nine foot ver- 
anda. The bolt on the door will not reach, for the door 
has warped and shrunk during the dry season. It takes 
our combined strength to hold the door shut and get the 
sewing machine and some chairs piled up against it to 
hold it closed. 

Now we'll put the bedding on our cots, where we will 
finish the night's rest. We are soon awakened by a 
terrible crash, and discover, next morning, that a tree 
near the hosjoital was struck. 

Drip, drip, drip, the roof is leaking; and the rain 
will soon be filtering through the mat ceiling. So fur- 
niture is pushed around and replaced by cooking uten- 
h'h to catch the rain. This accomplished, we go back to 
bed; but what is that strange rattle on the veranda? 

The next morning dawns cold and graj\ We stand 
around the charcoal stove, soaking in the heat. The goat 
boy comes with the milk. Why is there so little milk? 
"All the goats are with young. Mademoiselle," he lies. 
fNo doubt he has gotten up late and only milked part 
of the goats, and is planning on going to his garden to 
plant his peanuts.) Tomorrow, I think, I will go down 
to the goat pen and watch him milk ; and no doubt the 
amount of milk will be back to normal. 

Pierre notices that a pumpkin has been blown down 
on the veranda, and, picking it up, discovers that it 
has fallen down on a can of nails and imbedded it into 
tie pumpkin; which accounts for the mysterious rattlr; 
of last night on the veranda The boys think it's a huge 

"Hekele Tiya (There is no charcoal)," complains 
the cook. "Call the boy who makes it and tell him to 
bring some at once." Although the boy lives a half mile 
or more away, the cook goes to the edge of the terrace 
and bellows the message ; and in a few minutes his little 
sen appears with a bushel basket of charcoal on his 
head. His father will put in his appearance later, in 


the hope that liis neglect to have charcoal on hand will 
be forgotten, and thus save a palaver (affair). 

Remembering the inconvience the night before of 
cnly having one lantern, the missionary asks, "Where 
is the lantern?" "In the outdoor kitchen," promptly 
answers the cook. We watch, and the cook sends the 
chicken bo}' on an errand ; and after a whispered con- 
versation, the lantern is discovered later on the edge 
of the foundation of the house. 

Next arrives the garden boy with a nice basket oi 
lettuce and green beans. "Worromo (greetings), Ma- 
ciemoiselle," "Worromo," responds the missionar)', "Wa- 
ka na belta.' (Is the garden all right?)" "The wind 
blew down seven banana plants, and the bananas are 
rot big enough and will not ripen," the garden boy in- 
forms her. 

"Transplant the tomato plants and plant another bed 
of lettuce and endive, and I will be down to see the 
garden this evening" (to insure that the instructions 
are carried out). He looks dissappointed, and I know 
he wants to go to plant his peanuts, so I inquire if he 
has cleared a place for a peanut garden. He responds 
in the affirmative and asks for permission to go and 
plant his peanuts. 

(We always encourage the natives to have gardens, 
as it is hard for them to buy food because each one just 
makes enough garden to supply his personal needs.) 

"Who will watch the garden so that the goats or 
s/ieep will not destroy it?" I ask. 

"Koue will." 

"Me jibokoke, (I agree) but do the work I told you 
to do first, and I will be down in the evening." 

"Merci ! (thank you). Mademoiselle;" and he goes 
off singing. 



1. Because it will send you forth to the daily tasks 
with a cheerful heart, stronger for the work, truer to 
duty and determined in whatever is done, therein to 
glorify God. 

2. Because it will give j'ou strength to meet the dis- 
couragements, the disappointments, the unexpected ad- 
versities and the blighted hopes that may fall j'our lot. 

3. Because it will make you conscious throughout the 
day of the attending presence of an imseen, divine One, 
who will bring you through more than a conqueror ov- 
er every unholy thought or tiling that arises up against 

4. Because it will sweeten j'our home life, and enrii- 
home relationship as nothing else can do. 

5. Because it will dissolve all the misunderstandings 
and relieve all the friction that sometimes intrudes in- 
to the sacred precincts of the familj' life. 

6. Because it will hold, as nothing else, the boys and 
the girls when they have gone out from underneath 
the parental roof and so determine very largely the 
eternal salvation of your children. 

7. Because it will exert a helpful hallowed influence 
over those who at any time may be guests in your home. 

8. Because it will powerfully reinforce the work of 
your pastor in pulpit and in pew and stimulate the 
life of your church in every activity. 

9. Because it will furnish an example and stimulus 

to other homes for the same kind of life and service 
and devotion to God. 

10. Because the Word of God requires it, and in 
thus obeying God, we honor Him, Who is the Giver 
of all gojd and the Source of all blessing. 

— Dr. W. E. Biederwolf, 


Financial Statements far the month of 
December 1039 
General Fund 
My. & Mrs. L. C. Bradley. 1st 

Church, Long Beach, Calif 2.00 

Mrs. Olive J. Lowery, 1st Church, 

Long Beach, Calif 5.00 

1st Church, Long Beach, California 

per J. E. Dunjill 197.31 

^Ir. & Mrs. L. I. Hutchinson, Elsinore, 

CaHf. (Whittier church) 6.50 

Rent, Wells Property 24.00 

234.. 84. 
African Hospital Fund 
Adult, C. E., 1st Church, Los Angeles, Calif., 

per R. O. Schmidt 20.00 

F.mmert Fund 

A Friend 10.00 

Cribble Book Fund 

Mr. E. L. Waite. per Evelyn Brown 4.00 

Gribble Fund 

A Friend (two offerings) 60.00 

IJatha-iVaii Fund 

Turlock, Calif, church, per Paul Gibson 

(two offerings) 30.00 

Morrill Fund 

Los Angeles, Calif., 2nd Church, per 

George Baker 32.30 

Tyson Fund 

Buena Vista, Va., per Miss Tyson 4.53 

Hagerstown, Md. (2nd Church) per Miss Tyson 6.00 

Hollins, Va., per Miss Tj'son 9.25 

Limestone, Tenna., per Miss Tyson 16.00 

Roanoke, (Ghent) Va., (outfit) per 

Miss Tyson ; 17.00 

VVashington D. C. Christian Endeavor 

per Miss Tyson (outfit) 10.00 

1st Brethren Church, Washington, D. C. 

per Miss Tyson 13.50 

Vv. M. S., 1st Brethren Church, Washington, 

D. C, per Miss Tyson (outfit) 12.50 

AA'inchester, Va., per Miss Tyson 10.00 

Meadow Mills, Va., per Miss Tyson 5.27 

Taher Fund 

A. B. C, Long Beach, Calif., 1st 87.50 

Wagner Fund 

George Sgarenbrock, per Mrs. Frank Larson, 

Manteca, California church 10.00 

Receipts for Missions outside the Denomination 
Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Blomberg, Washington D. C. 

(2 offerings) to Belgian Gospel Mission . . 4.00 

Total receipts for the month $595.69 



FEBRUARY 3, 1 9 1. 


Bij Florence N. Gribble 

(Dr. Florence N. Gribble sends us ''Just A Sketch" 
from somewhere in Africa. This sketch certainhj can 
not have been made within any village wherein xoe have 
missionaries. Too many clothes! Later on, we maj^ 
be able to say just where this sketch was made. It xuao 
piobably in some fairly good-sized native village where- 
in Mohammedanism predominates. In the meantime, I'J 
is interesting. — L.S.B). 

The natives come strutting by ; but O, what a parade ! 
Here comes a young man with felt hat, ragged shirt 
and colored loincloth ! 

Next in order is a woman with black turban and 
black umbrella, in marked contrast with her pink dress. 
1 he yoimg man following her is in stripes, not only 
his coat and trousers, but suspenders ! Overhanging all 
is a large felt hat witli strangely drooping corners. The 
plain black shoes are an anti-climax. 

Dressed Up! 

Ifricans wear 
any clothes they 
can get hold of. 
Imagine our mis- 
sionary's s u r - 
prise to find he\' 
discarded under- 
clothing worn 
btj this African 

A smiling little girl stops near me and looks at me 
with an admiring gaze (just why I do not know). Her 
immaculate white shoes are guiltless of laces ; she re- 
joices in a black and white dress with a brown and 
V'hite turban ornamenting her jaunty head. The only 
touch of truly African color about her is the necklace 
of green beads around her neck. 

A woman hurries by, shapeless in a black and red 
A'lother Hubbard; a black and yellow turban adorns her 
head. As if trying to surpass hers, a green and yellow 
Mother Hubbard now saunters by — a slender girl with- 
in — proud of her dress and of her brown and tan head 
kerchief. "Mbolo, mama," she says smilingly as she 
passes, giving the Boulou greeting. 

The young man hurrying down hill across the street 
has an aristocratic air with his snow-white helmet, blue 
el)irt, brown belt and black trousers. The next man too 
has a helmet, but a very dirty one. His shirt and trous- 
i lo are also a dingy, dirty-white. The next boy is wiser, 
for exce23t for his black belt, he is all in khaki. 

A butterflj' girl now flits by. She has a green dress 
ai:d red head dress, but is barefooted. But the next one 
surpasses her, having a purple turban and blue and 
green dress ; with a figure in purple dress following on 

But now tlie monotony of the parade is enlivened by 
a Parisian lady with hat on one side ; closely fitting, 
open-backed dress. And so they follow in quick suc- 
cession, a green and yellow dress clashing with a pur- 
ple turban, etc. 

Here come a woman with a red dress, a gray hat, 
aiid a basket on her back ! In front of a store a little 
bo3' with khaki trousers and a ragged white shirt sits 
admiringly before a Frencli fashion j^late. "Faites vo- 
ire choix" was in a glaring lieadline. He is attractea 
more bj"^ the ladies' faces than their gowns, and soon 
admiringljf points out to a ragged companion the ladj' 
(if his choice. 

Colors of the Rainbow 

Green, black, purple, red and yellow gowns flit by. 
These are the predominating colors, but every hue of 
the rainbow is in evidence on the gav' colored streets. 

Here comes a lady of quieter taste — a white silk 
dress, brown shoes, and a brown turban betoken an ex- 
traordinary taste (for our colored ladies). There is a 
bright red dress with an old-fashioned white overskirt. 
Dark green and purple are our next ladj^'s choice. 

There are few Mohammedans on the street, but here 
pass two in purple robes with broad sashes. And, not 
tc be outdone, follows a boy in khaki shirt and black 
trousers with a blue and white sash ! 

Who makes all these clothes ? i\Ien and women, boys 
and girls sit in front of the shops sewing — some of them, 
doubtless, on rented machines. There are no less than 
ten sewing machines across the street. Five bicycles are 
standing there, too, evidentlj^ belonging to employees. 

The store itself is of stone foundation. The roof and 
walls are of corrugated iron, a perfect furnace for heat. 
A little girl in a blue and white princess gown sits lan- 
guidly in the heat — queen of all she surveys. 

The cross is the only ladder to Paradise. 

We do not always know the dangers that we are guid- 
ed past. 

The way to do a great deal for Christ is to keep on 
doing a little. 

The cross is easier to him who takes it up than tc 
liim who drags it along. 

A prudent man is like a pin: his head prevents him 
from going too far. 


Robert A. Ashma 

12 S. Clay St. 
Peru, Ind. 

Rev. Leo Polman 

4007 Tacoma Ave. 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 


Y. P. Topic Editor 

Rev. Norman Uphous 

Winchester, Va. 

News Editor 
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iliss Miriam Gilbert 

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Washington, D. C. 

February 18, 1940 

II Tim. 3:1-17. 
Suggestions for the lender 

During the year we studied phases of the history of 
Christian missions. We found that at various times the 
people had different attitudes concerning the work of 
missions, and that the interest in missions larojely de- 
termined the growth of the chureli. Tonight we will 
sum up what has been said, and see whether tliere are 
favorable prospects for the work today. 

Today there is a falling away in interest and support, 
many mission fields suffering because the people at 
home refuse to maintain the work. Many denomina 
tions have withdrawn missionaries, and mission sta- 
tions have been closed. From the human standpoint, 
the faithfulness of those who believe in Christ is the 
leason that we have not lost a station nor recalled mis- 

Missions today have great prospects. Though the 
missionary's work may become harder and the results 
fewer, it is our great responsibility to take advantage 
of every prospect while the Lord delays His coming. 
We who are still young must soon assume the mission- 
;iry work others have started. Now is the time to be- 
come concerned and informed of our missionary ac- 
tivities. The Lord calls us to support the work, and 
every member should send in a mission offering. Then 
we shall not be ashamed when the Lord asks us what 
we did for missions. At first our offering may be small, 
but if there is a willing mind, the Lord will increase 
the ability to give. 

i, OPEN DOORS. I Cor 16:9. 

Although we would be killed if we tried to preach 
Christ in Russia, there are many doors open and wait- 
ing for missionaries to enter with the gospel. Africa 
Asia, South America and other places present open 
doors for us todaj'. It would be wonderful if our Chris- 
tian Endeavorers became so enthusiastic over mission- 
ary work that large numbers of volunteers would come 
from the societies and the others would stand back of 
them as they go forth. God will give us plenty of time 
to walk through an open door, but the time comes when 
that door closes. We may soon witness the close of 

many doors. Let us do something while we have the 
assurance of an opening and a willingness to respond 
to the gospel. 

'J. CLOSED HEARTS. Ezek. 33:7-9. 

The great testimony of the missionaries is that the 
ratives respond to the gospel and their hearts are op- 
en. If there are closed hearts, the}' must be among the 
people at home, where disinterest in mission work be- 
gins. So much depends upon us tliat we simply can not 
afford to retreat or become cold toward our own work. 
Regardless of the conditions about us, or what other 
churches are doing, let us put forth a greater effort 
this j'ear to maintain missionary work. 

There is no better place to start to talk missions than 
in Christian Endeavor. Present the work as an urgent 
and needy thing and ask for decisions for Christ. We 
still iiave tlie solemn commission to go out to the heathen. 
We still are expected to be true to the Lord in doing 
His bidding. 

"Education, contact with a godless civilization, vis- 
its of foreign students to our schools, these things have 
resulted in an increasing coldness to the gospel." 


The difference between the settlement of North and 
South America is found in the letter I — the difference 
between God and gold. The early settlers came to our 
country in search of religious freedom ; those who went 
to South America were in search for gold. 

Today some nations hold provinces in other contin- 
ents for financial gain. They spoil the people and the 
resources. Missionaries tell of the feeling against the 
white men because of this. In some cases barriers had 
io be broken down before missionaries could work. 

By delaying the work or refusing the missionaries 
permission, governments have hindered missionary en- 
deavor more than they have encouraged it. Strange as 
it seems, some governments want to keep natives in 
ignorance, probably to exploit the people and try tc 
get more gain from them. 

Missionaries have witnessed the work of God in re- 
moving great problems and obstacles. These thingi; 
have strengthened them and held them to greater trust 
in God. 


Tlie devil does the most destruction from within. Hf 
would do anything to cause the church to become con- 
fused on the mission program. He has held the super- 
stitious natives and sin-laden people so long that he 
does not surrender easily. He has learned the effective- 
ness of striking at the heart. He started the teaching 
tf the social program on the mission field. Some mis- 
sionaries actually go out to teach a brand of unbeliei 
they have learned in church schools. Frequently con- 
troversy has arisen over policies and practices on the 
missions field. As a result, many withdraw support anc 
the work suffers. We must be on guard because the 
devil has his helpers to destroy mission work and wil 
start bv sowing seeds of discord. 

FEBRUARY 3, 1910 


"Over against the depressing circumstances which 
have cast a cloud over much of organized work, there 
shines a ray of light. Many independent movements are 
at work going out into the unoccupied fields, doing 
somewhat as Paul did: preaching, leaving instructions, 
going on, and returning to strengthen the disciples and 
the churches as opportunity offers. These units of work 
aie often small, depending on the gifts of a small group 
of God's people to su23ply the reed. 

"The greater faith movements in China and other 
countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe, 
with the Alliance work in many lands, point in the 
fame general direction and bring courage to our hearts 
as we pray and work for the gospel to be proclaimed 
to all men everywhere." 



By many methods and many workers, God is calling 
out from among the nations a people for His name. 
Some day the work will be completed, and the Lord 
will descend from heaven with a shout. We do not 
know what moment that will occur; but it will mean to 
every Christian the greatest joy and blessing that can 
be imagined. 

In that day, we shall be pirvileged to lay at His 
feet all that we have done to make the church complete. 
Many obscure Christians who have helped to support 
a missioanry, will be glad to have had a part in the 
salvation of his converts. Many poor folks will find 
out how much their prayers have meant to those la- 
boring in far places. We ought to think of these things 
whenever we think about the urgent work of missions. 
There are many enemies. There is much to be over- 
come. The time is short; how short, we cannot tell. The 
work must be done. God give us uneasy nights, and 
burdened hearts, and no peace, until we have assurance 
that we have done all He requires of us! 

1. Do you believe this is a good time to do mission 
ary work? Why? 

2. Name some obstacles to missionary work today. 

3. What are we doing as a denomination to further 
missionary work ? 

4. Why do the nations usually interfere with mis- 
sionary efforts? 

6. What method and message did Paul use for mis- 
sionary work (Acts 13, 14, 26:13-23)? 



THROUGH ME February 18, 1940 

Have with you a sponge, a funnel, a hose, and some 
water. I ; 

Dip the sponge in water, showing that it absorbs all 
it can hold, but gives nothing forth unless it is squeezed. 
Compare it with those who call themselves Christians, 
but keep to themselves all the good things they receive. 

Pour some water into the funnel, showing that the 
water passes through it slowly, and that showing no 
matter how long it receives water, it holds more than 
it gives forth. Compare it with those who keep to 
themselves most of the good things of God which they 

Fit the funnel into one end of the hose and poui- 
water into it, showing that the hose gives forth all the 
water it gets. Compare it with Christians who do like- 
wise with the precious things of God. 

From Acts 20:35b, have the pupils decide which kind 
of Christian most pleases the Lord. 

Someone once asked the son of a medical missionary 
where he could find his father. The boy replied, "I 
suppose he is where people are sick or in need of other 
help." This missionary was a blessing wherever he 
For discussion 

Have the children suggest ways they can be bless- 
ings. Perhaps they would enjoy searching the follow- 
ing verses for some other ways: 

I Tim. 4:12 (By being an example to other Christ- 
tians). ^_ 

Gal. 6:10 (By doing good to all men). 

Mk. 5:19 (By telling others what God has done for 

I Pet. 2:9 (By showing forth His praises). Suggest 
some ways they can do this. 
Scripture illustrations of people who were blessings 

(Lesson numbers refer to lessons in True Stories 
from the Long Ago.) 

Joseph was a blessing to Potiphar (Gen. 39; Les. 
18), the prisoners (Gen. 40; Les. 18), Pharaoh and 
his whole nation (Gen. 41, Les. 19), and to all his own 
relatives (Gen. 45-46, Elisha was a blessing to many 
jjeople in many ways. (II Ki. 4-7; Less. 73-75). 

The pupils can give from memory some of the ways 
Christ was a blessing to others. 


The Candidate Secretary of the Foreign Board has 
just called our attention to an error in the minutes of 
the Foreign Board, published in the Foreign Mission- 
ary Number of the Brethren Evangelist, September 30, 
1939. In this issue "Minute 39, Approval of Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Millei and Ruth Snyder" should read thus: 

"Minute 39. Approval of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 

Williams and Ruth Snyder. 

A motion prevailed that we approve Miss Ruth 

Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams to be 

sent out whenever the Board deems expedient." 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller had formerly been ap- 
proved. In checking back over the original minutes, tak- 
en by the office secretary in the Foreign Board meet- 
iiig of last August, we find the names of Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Williams as having been approved. 

The Foreign Board did interview Robert Miller at 
this meeting, however; and Robert Miller stated before 
the board that the Home Missions Council had sent him 
to Tracy, California, for a term of three years and that 
he feels he should fulfil this term, although he is ready 
and willing to go to Africa. 




Bij Paul R. Bauman 

Few words that fall from Imman lips are considered 
more important than the words of a loved one who is 
about to leave this world. How the ear strains to catch 
them ! How indelibly they are writ- 
ten upon the memory for life-long 
i-etenfion ! How they are treasured in 
the innermost recesses of the heart 1 
Nothing- can snatch them from us ! 
If, perchance, the_y come in the form 
of a request or charge, no amount 
of effort is considered too great to 
spend in their fulfilment ! 

Just before our dearest loved One, 
our blessed Lord Himself, departed 
from this world to the Father, hav- 
ing given His very life as a sacrifice, and having risen 
that His pledge would be made sure, He gave a mes- 
sage to those who were His own. Though the words 
were not many, they were some of the most important 
He ever spoke, for they were to mean life to countless 
thousands of men through centuries to follow. Yet, of 
al the words spoken b}' Jesus, few have been taken 
more lightly bj' those who profess to love Him than 
those of the great commission: "Go yt into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16: 
15, 16. See also Matthew 28:19, 20; Luke 24.:46-48; 
Acts 1:8, 9). 


In his desperate attempt to evade the last words of 
Jesus, the average professing Christian has come forth 
with a great array of excuses. Of these, two are so 
(utstanding that they ma}' well be given some considera- 


Christian, read the above-mentioned passages in your 
Bible and read them carefullj'. Do you for one moment 
believe that any person who handles God's Word hon 
estly can so interpret these .'' Have )'ou thought what 
.such an attitude would mean if followed consistently? 
You would be compelled to say that the precious prom- 
ises given bA'.the Lord in these same Gospels — the prom- 
ises that speak of the "Father's house" and the "many 
mansions" — were spoken to the disciples only! Are 
you ready to say that? 

Again, read the great commission, and you will see 
that it embraced a world-wide ministry. Jesus said, "Go 
ye into all the world." Such a commission, if given to 
the disciples only, would have laid upon them an impos- 
sible task. Could eleven (or twelve) men have gone 
into the whole "inhabited world"? It would have been 
physically impossible for the disciples to have baptized 
iheir converts apart from the larger task of 'preaching 
ihc gospel to every creature.' 

Once again, you should observe that this work was 
\o continue "alway, even unto the consummation of the 
age" (Matt. 28:20 R.V. margin). After a few short 
years of the most faithful service, the disciples were 
destined to make their departure into the presence of 
Christ. Did this departure mean tiie "consummation of 
the age"? No Cln-istian who knows his Bible will make 
.such an assertion ! 

But, let us look for a moment at another, and per- 
haps the most common, of our jsresent-day attitudes 
toward the great commission. 


Whether spoken in so many words or not, honest re- 
flection will sliow tiiat this is the attitude most prevalent 
m our churches toda}'. "That doesn t mean me!" — and 
the implication is that the commission refers only to 
those who have been set apart as ordained ministers or 
missionaries of the gospel. 

An examination of several passages will show that 
tills second interpretation is likewise impossible. "For the 
Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left 
his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to ev- 
ery man his work, and comanded the porter to watch" 
(Mark 13:31) Literally, a joortion of the passage reads: 
' to each man his own work." Now, what is this "work" 
vvhich has been given to "every man"? In 2 Corinth- 
ians five the Apostle Paul makes it very plain, as fol- 
lows: "Wherefore we labor (i.e., "work "J, that whether 
present or absent we may be accepted of Him. For we 
must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; 
that every one may receive the things done in his body, 
r.ccording to that he hath done, whether it be good or 
bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we 

persuade men For the love of Christ constraineth 

us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then 
\\ere all dead, that they which live should not hence- 
forth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for 
them, and rose again. . . .And all things are of God, who 
hath reconciled us to Himself bj' Jesus Christ, and hath 
given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that 
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, 
not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath com- 
mitted unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then 
v.'e are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did be- 
seech you by us, we praj' you in Christ's stead, be ye 
reconciled to God" (2 Cor. 5:9-11, 14, 15, 18-20). 

Christian, do you believe it? "We labor. . . .we must 

al.' appear before the judgment seat of Christ 

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade 

men. . . .the love of Christ constraineth us God 

hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation 

.... hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation 
....we are ambassadors for Christ." Can you read 
these words and say they were intended only for min- 
isters and missionaries ? Were not the Corinthian Epis- 
tles addressed to a church, just such an one as your 
church ? Were they not likewise addressed to "all that 
in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our 
Lord," and to "all the saints"? (See I Cor. 1:2 and 2 
Cor. 'l:l). 

FEBRUARY 3, 1940 

This being true^ then ours is the ministry of reconcili- 
ation! Let us remember that the Word of God sets 
forth only one real work for the Christian. That is the 
business of making Jesus Clirist known to lost and dy- 
iiig men. The Christian's task is to "take out" of this 
world "a people for His name" (Acts 15:14). All other 
work must be subservient to that. 


The Bible always has been its own best interpreter. 
The great commission is there. How shall it be inter- 
preted? The safest method will always be that of one 
of God's great missionaries who was once asked: "How 
do you interpret the great commission.''" He replied: 
"I don't interpret it; I just accept it!" 

Sometime ago the writer asked one of our finest mis- 
sionaries this question: "What were the circumstances of 
your call to the foreig-n field.'" "What do you mean.'" 
she replied, apparently a bit perplexed by the query. 
"What were the circumstances tliat led you to believe 
you were called to go forth as a missionarj'?" the writer 
asked again. "I hardly understand you yet," she re- 
plied; "I read the great commission and could not see 
but what it meant me. So I went!" 

The statement of this missionarj' made a profound 
impression upon the writer as one who, at that time, was 
facing the problem of his own responsibility to the great 
commission. Since then we have thought many times, 
"Oh that more of God's people would take the same at- 
titude toward the commands of Christ. How soon the 
world would be evangelized!" 


Can we say that most of us have not taken the words 
of our Lord altogether too lightly and impersonally? 
Christian young people, especially, should think with ali 
reriousness before they turn carelessly awaj', saying, 
"That doesn't apply to me!" There is only one valid 
reason, in the light of the Scripture, that anyone can 
give for failure to go in person. That is the absolute 
physical impossibility of going. Those who seek a spe- 
cial manifestation in looking for the call to go should 
rather consider the Word. The special manifestation 
should be received when one is called to remain at home. 
The "go ye" clause has already been given, and it is 
still in the great commission ! 


While it is true that the Lord does not expect every 
Christian to go personally, this fact does not relieve any 
person of his responsibility to Christ's last command. 
This is evident, for, in discussing the condition of the 
lost and the ministry of the saved, the Bible says, "Who- 
soever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be 
saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they 
have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him 
of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear 
without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except 
thei/ be sent? as it is written. How beautiful are the 
feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring 
glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:13-15). 

Now, who is the man whose walk is said to be "beau- 
tiful?" Is it not the one who has himself gone to "preach 
the gospel of peace"? It is not the one who, because he 
could not possibly go himself, has "sent" in his place 
another to bear the "glad tidings of good things"? Cer- 
tainly this is what tlie passage teaches ! The average 
Christian today should face these questions, if he takes 
the great commision seriously: "If I cannot 'go', then 
am I readj' to 'send? If mj' seriousness in sending is 
(.0 be determined by the amount of my present invest- 
ment, what is my Lord to believe about me ? Should 
not my sacrifice in sending be equal to that which I 
should make if I were to go ? Should it not be equal to 
the sacrifice of the one who is going in my place ? If I 
am not able to send, then what should my responsibility 


God has not given all of His people an abundance of 
ihiB world's goods. This fact has been used all too of- 
ten, however, as a means of sidestepping responsibility 
to the missionary command. If one finds it absolutely 
impossible to "go, " then he must "send " someone forth 
as his representative. On the same basis, if one finds it 
absolutely imjjossible to "send" then he is duty-bound to 
"pray." Jesus said: "The harvest truly is plenteous, 
but the labourers are few: Piay ye the Lord of the har- 
vest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest" 
(Matthew 9:37, 38). 

The command to "praj," given by Jesus, does not 
mean that a man can be content with spending a few 
moments each Sunday or each Wednesday praying "the 
Lord of the harvest" It means that he will dedicate his 
life to a ministry of intercessor}' prayer, petitioning 
God "without ceasing to "thrust forth laborers into His 
harvest" He will pray constantly for those who have 
gone forth to represent him. He will pray continually 
for those who are being given the gospel. He will "al- 
ways in every prayer make request" (Phil. 1:4) for 
tiiose who have believed the gospel. WTiat a missionary 
challenge this is ! How sadly neglected a ministry it 
is today ! Christian, is this to be your answer to your 
Lord's last request? If it is, then begin it today! 


Forget it not! Your Lord is the One who said, "Go 
ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every 
creature." The command is there. What have you done 
with it? Why not say with the first great missionary of 
the Christian church, the Apostle Paul: "As much as in 
me is, I am ready to preach the gospel!" (Romans 1: 
15). And remember, as you recognize your own great 
responsibility — the fact that you are "a debtor" — you 
have One who has said, "Lo I am with you alway, even 
unto the end of the world." 

Beware of having the wheel-barrow religion — the 
kind that moves only when pushed. 

Error runs down an inclined plane. Truth has labor- 
iously to climb its way up hill. 



Compiled by Alan S. Pearce 


"Any preacher who allows himself to hanker after 
an easier job is on the toboggan slide already. It does 
n't fit with the message and spirit of the gospel." 

When preaching doesn't taste good to me, it's time 
for me to get to the woods. Our message must be a 
fire in our bones or it is not worth while." 

"When we cease to bleed, we cease to bless. The 
two words come from the same root." 


THE DIFFERENCE— A great Bible teacher was 
once asked the difference between the Bible and other 
books. He answered the question by saying, "other 
books are given for our information, but the Bible is 
given for our transformation." — Meyersdale Calendar 

Whosoever thou are that enterest this church, re- 
member it is the house of God. Be reverent, be atten- 
tive, be thoughtful and leave it not without a prayer 
to God for th}'self, for those who minister, and for 
those who worship here. 



Have j'ou prayed that the eyes of your understand- 
ing may be opened? Eph. 1:18. 

Have you kept the fear of God before your eyes and 
used the Gospel eye salve? Rev. 3:18. 

Do you turn away from beholding iniquity? Psa. 

Are J'OU cautious about an evil eye or a double eye? 
Heb. 5:14.. 

Has not some worldly pleasure or gain blun-ed your 
eyes? 1 John 2:15. 

Does any one ask a blessing on it or close it with 
prayer, and would Jesus do it? 1 Tim. 2:8. 

Do you view those who live in pleasure and the 
signs of the times as Paul did? 2 Tim. 4:18. 

Do you see any saints grieved or offended by your 
indulgence? Matt. 18:6. 

Do you glory in the cross that crucified you to the 
world? Gal. 6:14.. 

Are you not in danger of a reprobate mind? Rom. 
1 :28. 

Can you look with composure upon death or the 
Lord's coming while engaged in it? Luke 12:35-48. 

Will you now sit down with your conscience in self- 
Judgment, and study the above passages, concluding 
with 1 Cor. 10:30-33? 

Then if you see no harm in it, probably there is 
none. — E. P. Marvin, in Christian Observer. 






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the WORLD 

Bi) Alva J. McClain 

A prominent minister of Cleveland, Ohio, delivering 
the baccalaureate sermon before the graduates of a col- 
lege of that citj', suggested that men are not fullj^ equip- 
ped for their jobs unless they possess a sense of humor. 
Certainly there can be no serious argument on this 
point. As Solomon once wrote. There is "a time to weep, 
and a time to laugh" (Ecc. 3:4). In fact, there is noth- 
ing healthier than to cultivate the ability to look at our 
own selves objectively and laugh. It will keep our feet 
on the ground and guard us against the pompous no- 
tion that we are more important than we are. 

In support of his argument, the above mentioned 
preacher reminded his liearers that even God himself 
had a sense of humor. Here again, we must admit, the 
sjaeaker was right. The Bible contains much that is 
humorous. Our Lord had a keen sense of humor, as the 
Pharisees discovered to their discomfiture, but it was 
always with a point. And some one has suggested that 
to spend a few hours looking at the animals in a zoo 
will demonstrate effectivelj' that the Creator must have 
felt that humor should have a place in the scheme of 
things. If not, it would be hard to explain why He made 
some of them the way they are. 

But in his argument the baccalaureate speaker slip- 
ped badly when he tried to prove his point with Scrip- 
ture. To show that God has a sense of humor, he quot- 
ed from the second Psalm, "He that sitteth in the heav- 
ens shall laugh" (4). What a tragic misunderstanding 
of the Word of God! One cannot help but wonder 
whether this preacher ever read the whole of this Psalm 
at one sitting. Certainly there is nothing humorous in 
the divine laughter here. As anyone should know laugh- 
ter has a hundred subtle meaning. And when God 
laughs in accordance with the prophec}' of the second 
Psalm, it will be the laughter of divine wrath and judg- 
ment. When God laughs here, it will be man's "time to 


When President Roosevelt, ignoring the American 
Protestant principle of complete separation of church 
and state, appointed Myron C. Taylor as Ambassador 
Extraodinary to the Vatican in Rome, Mr. Taylor was 
asked by rejaorters to comment on his appointment. His 
reply was deeply significant, an ominous prophecy of 
what may become a reality in the near future. 

"I am greatly honored in my appointment by Presi- 
dent Roosevelt as his personal representative to the Vat- 
ican," said Mr. Taylor. "I am emboldened to refer to 
a remark made to me by Pope Pius in a personal con- 
versation at our home in New York about two years 
ago, in effect that in the days soon to come all the force!- 
of religion would need to align themselves together 
against a revival of paganism if our civilisation were 
to be saved." And then Mr. Taylor added, "How true 

a prophecy that was current world events will bring 
home to every right thinking man." 

These words from Mr. Taylor will indeed be pro- 
phetic to "every right thinking" student of the Word 
of God. They prove exactly what many of us have 
been .fearing, namel_v, that the jjresent Pope favors and 
is working for a union of religious bodies of which he 
will be the head. For, as every historian knows, Roman 
Catholicism will enter no union of which the Pope is 
not the head. Furthermore, the utterance of Mr. Tay- 
lor proves that both he and Mr. Roosevelt know exact- 
ly the seriousness of the step the}^ have taken. For both 
have talked with the present Pope and they know his 

If the Protestant churches of America align them- 
selves with the Vatican for the purpose of fighting the 
paganism of Hitler and Stalin, they will simply be 
joining in one kind of paganism in order to fight with 
another kind. Better b_y far to let the paganistic Va- 
tican fight its own battles, for those who join with 
Rome in this battle will ride to certain doom. The great 
harlot, aided by apostate Protestantism and an unbe- 
lieving Israel, will indeed wield the rod of ecclesiastical 
authority over the paganistic political beast, but she 
will paj' a fearful price for that brief season of au- 
thority. For the nations she rules will at last "iiate" 
her, make her "desolate and naked," "eat her flesh," 
and "burn her with fire" (Rev. 17:15-16). 

In President Roosevelt's letter to the Pope, explain- 
ing the appointment of the new Ambassador to the Va- 
tican, he referred to the words which appear on the re- 
verse of the great seal of the United States — "novus 
ordo seclorum" — and expressed his intention of extend- 
ing the motto to international relations. The words 
mean a "new order of things." Well, thank God, some 
day there will be a "new order of things." But it is 
utter spiritual blindness to suppose that it can be real- 
ized under the leadership of the Vatican. If ever Amer- 
ica needed statesmen who know their Bibles, it is to- 



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Editorials by President Alva J. McClain 

When the Christian sins 

There are some very curious and tragic notions about 
naan's ability and his sin held even among- those who 
are truly born of God but not instructed in His AVord. 
For example, j-ou will find some who think that the 
:;ross of our Lord covers all our sins up to the time we 
become Christians, but after that we must either stop 
sinning completely or else (if we sin) atone or make 
Restitution to God for the post-conversion sins. Others 
suppose that if the Christian sins after conversion, he 
is lost and must be saved all over again. Still others, 
Binding by bitter experience that they do sin every day 
fin spite of their profession, try to escape the problem 
il)y the Roman Catholic scheme, that is, they divide their 
jwrong-doing into two kinds of sin. The one kind, they 
affirm, will send your soul to hell. The other kind, they 
think, is not really sin but merely what they call "in- 
firmit}^," which God overlooks, just where the divid- 
ing line should be drawn, no two of these folks have 
ever agreed, which means that every sinner draws his 
own lines. And of course, when we do this, we are care- 
ful to put into the category of "infirmity" the sinful 
practices dear to our hearts. 

MeJcing God a Liar 

What we need to learn as Christians is that all sin is 
sin, that black is black, and white is white; and further- 
more, that not one of us can kneel down at the end of 
the day and say, "O God, I have not sinned today." For 
if we say anything of the sort, we make God a liar (1 
o^n. 1:10). We need to know also that sin for the saved 
is even worse than for the unsaved, for when we sin 
e are not only breaking the law of God but also sin- 
ning against His blessed grace that saved us. 


What then shall we say to these things ? Well, in the 
first place, we should confess frankly that we do sin in 
spite of the fact that God has made every needed pro- 
vision for victory. In the second place, we must under- 
stand that there is no possible way for us personally to 
remove or even mitigate the dreadful guilt which at- 
taches inevitably to all sin. Third, we must see that, 
in every and all cases of sin, the wages of sin is death 
and without the shedding of blood there can be no remis- 
sion. There is no class of sins which are excusable for 
anybody. Neither is there any convenient "purgatory" 
where we may discharge our obligations to a holy God. 
The smallest sin is an affront against an infinite God, 
Whose righteous law cannot be relaxed to suit the in- 
firmities of sinners who are too weak to keep it. And 

finally, when we have come to this place, with the very 
jaws of hell yawning beneath our feet, we shall begin 
to realize clearly that the shed blood of the Son of God 
is our only hope, not only for the sins committed before 
we were saved but also for the sins after we are saved. 
The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth (present 
tense — continuously) us from all sin" (1 Jn. 1:7). Were 
it not for the continuous and eternal efficacy of that 
blood, we would all be in hell before the end of the 
day. To see this clearly will shut our mouths from all 
boasting and self-righteous claims. 

Additions To The Library 

The Seminarj' acknowledges gratefully \aluable gifts 
of books to the Library from the following donors: Pas- 
tor H. Walter Nowag of the First Brethren Church of 
listie, Pa.; Pastor George E. Cone of the First Breth- 
ren Church of Portis, Kansas ; Mr. J. F. Strombeck, 
member of the Board of the Winona Assembly; Dr. 
Punham of the Fundamental Truth Publishers, Find- 
lay, Ohio; the Library of the University of Oregon; and 
also from a friend of the seminary whose name we are 
not at liberty to publish. 

We also desire to express appreciation to Dr. L. S. 
Bauman for the loan of a very rare set of books deal- 
ing with the doctrine of "The Theocratic Kingdom." 
This set of three large volumns by Dr. Peters has been 
needed very badly, and we are glad to report that very 
recently a good friend has supplied us with volumes 
II and III. Now if someone can dig up the first volume, 
we shall be well supplied. (Of course, the seminary 
would not refuse all three volumes, if anyone should 
have them.) 

While on this subject of books, perhaps it should be 
said that we have been asked several times whether the 
seminary could use second-hand books. The answer is 
yes. However, before sending them, it would be well 
to mail us a list of the titles and authors, so as to avoid 
duplications and also the shipping of books which might 
not be usable. 

The Annual Day of Prayer 

Following the registration of students fcr the second 
semester beginning Jan. 22, the first week of the semes- 
ter brought to the seminary Rev. V. C. Kelford of Wa- 
terloo, Iowa, for a series of lectures and addresses, clos- 
ing with the annual Seminary day of prayer. Brother 
Kelford, who is well known to many of the friends of 
the seminary, spoke twice each day and three times on 
the day of prayer, bringing rich blessing to both stu- 
dents and faculty. While this ministry was intended 
primarily for the seminary group, and therefore was 
not widely advertised, a nvmiber of the local people of 
Winona and W^arsaw attended the service. We thank 
God for Brother Kelford's uncompromising loyalty to 
the Word of God and his clear presentation of the gos- 
pel of grace. 



(It is our custom in Grace Seminary to assemble at 
the regular chapel period each Tuesday morning for the 
special purpose of reporting the spiritual results from 
the various meetings and speaking engagements of stu- 
dents and faculty members over the week-end. The first 
of these report meetings in the New Year was an event 
of unusual interest because it was the initial gathering 
following the Christmas holidays, and there was a great 
deal to tell of the blessings of God which had be-n ej- 
perienced by students and teachers in the different 
places they had ministered. What teas perhaps the great- 
est triumph of the Lord's grace was related by Garner 
Hoyt, who was one of the few students that spent the 
holidays in Winona Lake. In order to share with the 
Herald readers this remarkable story, T have asked 
Garner to tell it here in xcriting as an illustration of the 
unfailing power of the gospel of our Lord. For Siveral 
weeks the students had knoxcm of this young man's pres- 
ence in the jail, very closely guarded because of the 
nature of his crime, and they had been praying that 
somehow the way might be opened to reach him with 
the gospel. — Alva J. McClain) 

"It was on the last day of 1939 that I went to the 
Warsaw jail where a 17-year-old boj' from South Car- 
olina was sitting alone in his cell on the second floor, 
guilty of first degree murder and awaiting the sentence 
of either life imprisonment or death. 

"All the other seminary students were away for the 
Christmas vacation, and therefore I had gone alone on 
Sunday morning to the Warsaw jail to .'peak lo the 
prisoners about their souls. It was the jailer's wife who 
opened the door for me. Upon entering I had no idea 
that I would be permitted to speak with this young man 
who had been especiall.v on our hearts. But evidently 
the Lord had all things worked out ahead of time. As 
I removed vay coat she said to me. "We have never 
permitted anyone to talk with Frank Potts, but I don't 
see anything wrong with it. If you wish to speak with 
him, you may." At once I knew that this was a defin- 
ite answer to prayer. She opened the iron doors leading 
into the corridors surrounding the prison cells, and I 
went up to the second floor where Frank was seated 
alone at a little table in his dreary cell. 


"He seemed happy to see me, and I told him at once 
that it must have been an answer to prayer that I had 
been permitted to talk with him. And then I added, 
'Frank, I have come to talk with you about your soul.' 
After these words the Lord seemed to open his heart, 
and he said, 'Ever since I've been placed here I've 
been thinking about that, and I know now that the only 
hope for me is to come to Jesus.' He pointed to an open 
Bible on the table and told me that his brother had 
sent it to liim. He was reading it when I came to his 

"I knew then that Frank was ready tc receive the 
I-ord Jesus Christ as his Savior. I turned in my Bible 

to four or five of the prominent passages on salvation 
and explained them. In each case I left it to him to 
draw the conclusion. After each verse he would say 
with tears of joy in his eyes, 'Then I'm saved.' 

"What a blessing it was to see the joy and peace of 
God come into his life! At once he began to think of 
tlie future, and lie asked me what he could do for the 
Lord. He realized that he would never have the chance 
to work for the Lord as I could. I immediately told 
liim of the Apostle Paul and liow he had served the Lord 
in a prison. During tiie remaining moments of that hour 
we read from God's Word, and just before partiiig we 
knelt by the bars, I on one side and he on Ibe other side. 
I asked Frank if he would lead in prayer. He prayed 
a wonderful prayer of confession and thanksgiving and 
then I closed with a word of praise for the soul that 
Jesus had saved that hour. 


"Frank's last words were, 'I joined a church once 
and was baptised but I was never saved. This morning 
I have come to know Jesus.' 

"During tile following week I received a letter from 
Frank asking me to come again, for he had some ques- 
tions to ask me. When I reached his cell ihe following 
Sunday morning, he took a large sheet of paper from the 
table. On the paper were Scripture passages and ques- 
tions that he wished me to explain. He had been reading 
the Bible all week and had been writing down the things 
which he had not understood. 

"Strangers who come to see him do not understand 
why he is not sad. He takes those opportunities to tell 
them how he has found the Lord. Pray for Frank Potts 
that the Lord will make a real servant of him and use 
him to win manv other lost prisoners for Jesus Christ." 


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ARNOLD KRIEGBAUM, senior and presideiii: of 
the seminary student bodj', having completed his resi- 
dence hours and thesis, lias resigned the pastorate of 

he Ankenytown Brethren Church to become pastor of 
the new Third Brethren Church of Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. Students and faculty gathered for a social even- 
ing in his honor and to wish him Godspeed. He will re- 
turn in May to receive his degree and loarticipate in the 

raduation services — also in another important event. 

ROBERT CULVER, formerly pastor at Hairah, 
Washington, now a Junior in the Seminar}', has been 
called to the pastorate at Ankenytown. 

PAUL A. DAVIS has been doing supply preiching 
in Ohio churches. 

BOB HILL spent the holida3's in the east preach- 
ing at churches in Philadelphia and Cape May, New 
Jersey. He reports six who accepted Christ and sever- 
al rededications. 

GENE ALLEN spent the holidays at his hoi., -n 
Washington, D. C. 

GARNER HOYT is conducting a class in French 
for the five members of the senior class who are und( c 
appointment to foreign missionar}' service in French 
Equatorial Africa, passing on to them the results of his 
year and a half recentlj' spent in the schools of France. 

Important also in this connection is the arrival of 
MISS MYNA MORRILL from California to register 
in several seminary courses as a special student. 

WALTER H. MIEKLEY, Junior from Philadel- 
phia, has been called as pastor of a Christian church 
near Winona Lake. He is about to begin two weeks of 
evangelistic effort assisted by Bob Hill. 

MILDRED MILLER, second year student in the 
English course, during the holidays presented the gos- 
pel in the Barrett Home for delinquent girls, Akron, 

GLENN O'NEAL, junior from Sunnyside, Wash- 
ington, spent the holidaj's in Michigan, preaching two 
Sundays at a Methodist Church. 

RALPH RAMBO with MRS. RAMBO motored to 
Philadelphia and other eastern points during the vaca- 
ition period. 

HENRY REMPEL, senior in the seminary and new- 
Iv elected president of the student bod}', spent the holi- 
days conducting a two weeks' evangelistic meeting for 
the Pleasant Grove Brethren Church at Williamsburg. 
Iowa. In spite of the cold weather, Henry reports good 
attendance, five confessions, and some young people who 
are interested in seminary training for full time Chris- 
tian service. 

PHILLIP SIMMONS spent Christmas at his home 
in Covington, Virginia, preaching and conducting the 
church services during the absence of his pastor. Broth- 
er Bernard Schneider. 

BLAINE and RUTH SNYDER, seniors in the sem- 
inary, were at their home in Conemaugh, Pa., during 
the holidays. On their way east they served on the Gos- 
pel Team which conducted a young people's meeting at 
Canton, Ohio. 

EARL UMBAUGH, junior in the seminary, recently 
preached in the First Baptist Church of Warsaw^ In- 

ROBERT WILLIAMS is serving as the paslor of 
fhe Osceola Brethren Church, where he is beginning a 
series of evening evangelistic meetings assistd by Har- 
old Dunning as the speaker. 

Under the leadership of Ralph Rambo a GOSPEL 
TEAM of seminary students conducted a young peo- 
ple's rally in Canton. Over 100 attended, and several 
lives were offered to God for His service. 


Once it was the blessing — now it is the Lord; 
Once it was the feeling — now it is His Word; 
Once His gifts I wanted — now Himself alone ; 
Once I sought for healing — now the Healer own; 
Once 'twas painful trying — now 'tis perfect trust ; 
Once a half salvation — now the uttermost; 
Once 'twas what I wanted — now what Jesus says ; 
Once 'twas constant asking — now 'tis ceaseless praise ; 
Once it was my working — His it hence shall be ; 
Once I tried to use Him — now He uses me ; 
Once the power I wanted — now the Mighty One; 
Once I worked for glory — now His will be done ! 

The present circumstance, which presses so hard 
against you, if surrendered to Christ, is the best shaped 
tool in the P'ather's hand to chisel j'ou for eternity. 
Trust Him, tlien. Do not push away the instrument lest 
vou lose its work. — Sel. 


I thought of it once as I sat by myself 

And looked at some boxes that sat on the shelf. 

One, so large, with a contrast so grim : 

A band-box for me, and a mite-box for Him ! 

I paid for my hat, and I paid for my gown. 

And I paid for my furs that I purchased down town. 

And when I returned it was as plain as could be ; 

A mite-box for Him, and a band-box for me! 

I put in a sixpence, — it did not seem right; 

I could not be proud of that glorious sight ; 

So I took out my check book and tried to be square, 

For I wanted my giving to look like my prayer. 





Professor Herman A. Hoyt supplied the pulpit in the 
First Brethren Church of Fort Waj'ne, Indiana, during 

the absence of the pastor In the week of Thiinks- 

giving he served as the main speaker for the first meet- 
ing of the Iowa Brethren Bible Conference which was 

held at Dallas Center, Iowa With other members 

of the seminary faculty and local pastors, he delivered 
several lectures at a two weeks Bible Conference held 
at Flora, Indiana He was the speaker at the dedi- 
cation of a new building into wliich the Osceola Breth- 
ren have recently moved At the midwinter Bible 

Conference, held under the auspices of the Nortlieast 
Ohio Ministerium in the Ellet Brethren Church, Pro- 
fessor Hoyt was tlie Bible lecturer Also recently 

]'.e preached the vespers sermon in the First Presbyter- 
ian Church, and delivered a Bible lecture in a commun- 
ity Bible Conference held in the United Brethren 
Church — both churches in Warsaw, Indiana. 

President McClain conducted Bible conferences at 
the First Brethren Church of Waynesboro, Pa., at the 
regular Monthly Bible Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., 
at the Callender Memorial Church of Wilkinsburg, Pa., 

and at the First Reformed Church of Xenia, Ohio 

He also supplied as guest preacher at the Goss Me- 
morial Reformed Church of Akron, Ohio, the First 
Brethren Church of Berne, Indiana, the Community 
Presbj^terian Church of Winona Lake, Indiana, and the 
First Baptist Church of Warsaw, Indiana He de- 
livered the address at a public mass meeting in Akron, 
Ohio held for the purpose of launching tlie newly or- 
ganized Akron Bible Institute, an institution for the 
training of teachers and leaders in the local churches 
under a faculty composed largely of former students 
of Grace Seminary During the Christmas holi- 
days President and Mrs. McClain motored to the Gulf 
of Mexico, visiting educational institutions on the re- 
turn trip Recently at the invitation of its presid- 
ing officer, he presented the ideals and purposes of 
Grace Seminary before the Rotary Club of Warsaw, 

Professor Conard Sandy, with Mrs. Sandy and his 
mother drove to Southern California for the holidays. 
While there he conducted services at Brethren churches 
in Los Angeles, Whittier and South Gate. He also ad- 
dressed the student bodies of the Bible Inrtitute of Los 

Angeles and the Western Bible College Earlier in 

the year Professor Sandy conducted a Bible conference 

in Hagerstown, Maryland Locally he has been 

guest speaker for the interdenominational union of Wom- 
en's Missionary Societies of Peru, Indiana, for the Pres- 
byterian Laymen's organization of the churches of this 
district, and the Kiwanis Club of Warsaw. 

The thickest cloud brings the heaviest shower of 

The shedding of tears never saved a soul. Even our 
tears need washing in the blood of Christ before they 
can be acceptable. 



Professor Conard Sandy 

Department of the Old Testament 

Grace Theological Seminary 

"Even as the Son of Man came not be ministered un- 
to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for 
many" (Mat. 28:20). 

These words were spoken by Christ just a short while 
before He went to Calvary to fulfil them in our behalf. 
He was already in the vicinity of Jerusalem on His last 
visit there before His betrayal and crucifixion. He knew 
what was immediately ahead and thus He spoke these 

Here our Lord uses the name for Himself that He 
most often used. He was the Son of God from all eter- 
nity; but at His incarnation by virgin birth He became 
the Son of man. He now had identified Himself with 
the human race — even to the place of taking upon Him- 
self our sin and bearing the penalty thereof. Thus He 
completel}' identified Himself with us, that we through 
that complete union might become, in turn, the sons of 

From this verse we learn at least three things con- 
cerning the atoning ministry of the Son of man. First, 
'that it was volitional ; second,that it was vicarious ; and 
third, that it was valuable. 


Note the three verbs used in the passage: "came," 
''to minister," and "to give." Thej' denote that the sub- 
ject carries on willingly and is not involved in some- 
thing over which He lias no control. Each action is the 
result of the will of the actor, or as in this case, the 
result of Christ willing that it should be. To the Chris- 
tian there is only one event that can fulfil all this, which 
is the crucifixion of our Lord at Calvary "to give his 
life a ransom for many." 

His presence at the cross was volitional, as is revealed 
in the phrase: "the Son of man came." Upon anotlier 
occasion He said: "I am come that they misrht have 
life" (John 10:10). Although He knew beforehand al! 
that Calvary would mean in aloneness and agony, in 
punishment and death. He still willed to be present to 
bear the burden of sin. He was not driven by a blind 
fate, but led b}' His own willingness to save the lost. 

His -purpose for being at the cross was volitional, for 
He said He had come "to minister." This verb denotes 
villingness on the part of the "minister" to serve and 
care for the needs of others. It is a verb that speaks of 
definite activity toward someone else. Our Lord en- 
gaged in a vigorous ministry that culminatd in the cross. 
But as a true servant He was always thinking of others 
He gave His all that He might be both the Offering and 
the High Priest on the brow of Golgotha. 

His passion at the cross was just as much a matter 
of His own willing. He went to the cross "to give his 
life a ransom for man." We as human beings suffer 
much physical pain and mental anguish, but can we 
ever say it is done willingly or in that same degree in 
which He suffered for us? "O how much He was will- 

FEBRUARY 10, 1940 

ing to bear ! With what anguish and loss Jesus went 
to the cross ! But He carried my sins with Him there." 
Christ went to Calvary because He willed it so, for H' 
saw the end from the beginning. 


When He willed to go to Calvary it was not to atone 
for any sin He had committed, for he had none ; but it 
was to take the j)lace of those who had "sinned, and 
come short of the glory of God." "For He hath made 
Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we mighr, 
be made the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Cor. 5: 

He engaged in a ministry of selflessness for He came 
"not to be ministered unto." Most of our service is 
selfish. We too often labor and serve for some person- 
al gain. But the eternal Son of God stooped to the place 
of the servant and desired to minister unto others rath- 
er than have them minister unto Him. Angels were held 
back from ministering unto Him while He was in the 
act of ministering for us at Calvary. 

He came to engage in a ministry of service to others. 
Mark's Gospel presents Him as a servant constantly do- 
ing something for others. His suiDreme passion was to 
perform the one great service of redeeming man from 
sin unto Himself. It is no wonder Isaiah could speak 
of Him as God's Servant. 

But above all He came for a ministry of suhstitiiiion- 
ary sacrifice. He came "to give his life a ransom for 
many." The word "for" denotes substitution, wherein 
one takes the place of another. This same Greek word 
is translated in ^Matthew's Gospel by the phrase "in the 
room of" (2:22). 

"I gave My life for thee — 

My precious blood I shed — 

That thou might'st ransomed be. 

And quickened from the dead; 

I gave, I gave My life for thee. 

What hast thou giv'n for Me?" 


The world has seen nothing else that in anyway com- 
pares to the crucifixion in its eternal value. 

In its atonement it was God's satisfactory answer to 
the sin problem. He gave all that we might have eter- 
nal life. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a 
merchant man, seeking goodly pearls ; who, when he 
had found one pearl of great jDrice, went and sold all 
that he had, and bought it" (Matt. 13:45-i6). The mer- 
chant man was none other than the Lord who gave His 
all to redeem us unto Himself. 

It was valuable in what the Son of man assumed for 
He might give us His holiness. His life. His strength. 
He took unto Himself everything that was rightfully 
ours, none of which had any value, and gave to us all 
that was rightfully His, every bit of which is of infinite 
value. Read Isaiah 53 for the complete picture of this 

It is also valuable in its appropriation, for in this 
it gives each individual an opportunity to exercise his 
own free will. Though the Son of man died for the sin 
of the world, j'et none are forced to receive His salva- 
tion. It is God's free gift to those who willingly re- 
ceive it from His hand by faith. Salvation is for all as 
we aTJpropriate it. A gift is of little value until we take 
it to ourselves and begin to use it. We either appropri- 
•ite or reject it. The decision is with the individual. And 
so also with salvation. 

In the thick of the battle a certain soldier lost one of 
his arms, and as he laj' on his hosisital cot the chaplain 
said: "You have lost an arm in the great cause." But 
the soldier was quick to make reply: "No, I didn't lose it 
— I gave it." After the same fashion, but in an infin- 
itelj' deeper sense, the Son of man lost nothing but gave 
His all that we might have eternal life. Hallelujah, 
what a Savior ! 

Promoted to Glory 

AGLER, Harloui was born July 7, 1864, and de- 
jjarted to be with Christ at the age of 75 years, -i months 
and 25 days. He was a son of Frank and Christine 
Brake Agler. 

On Oct. 18, 1883 he was united in marriage with 
liliss Samantha J. Foreman. They enjoyed their com- 
panionship until April 11, 1936, when his wife passed 

Surviving are the following children : Chalmer of 
Columbus, Ohio, Glen and Mrs. Alva Smitley of this 
community, Mrs. Neva Lantz of Spokane, Washington; 
Charles of Fort Wayne, and Clarence of Geneva. A 
biother Joe and a sister Bertha Ann of Columbus, Ohio 
piid another sister, Mrs. Cora Cow of Oakland, Calif. 

Mr. Agler had served as deacon of the Bethel Breth- 
ren church in Jefferson township for over 28 years and 
he also served as treasurer of the Sunday school in that 
church. He was a faithful member. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Parr. 
assisted b)'' Dr. J. C. Beal and Rev. Leo Polman. 

BLOUGH, Evelyn Mae, departed to be with Christ 
in November, 1939. Her accidental death at a B & O 
R. R. crossing near her home was a shock to the entire 

Sister Evelyn united with the Listie church at the 
tender age of eight years. During the fifteen years pas- 
torate of the writer, we were strengthened in our min- 
i.'-try by her lo)'al support. 

Her interest and activity in the church covered a 
wide field. She was recording secretary of the church, 
teacher in the Sunday School, president of the Sister- 
hood and organizer, and adviser of the Y.P.S.C.E. Her 
life personified the hymn "I Want My Life To Tell 
For Jesus." 

The twenty years of her life spent in the church were 
filled with more activity than many others who spend 
iht allotted "three score and ten" in the church. 





7?j/ Tom Hammers 

Following is another section from the Child Evangel- 
ism Correspondence Course published by the Los An- 
geles Bible Institute and written by Rer. Harry H. 
MacArthur. Before studying this material however, 
turn to the January issue of The Brethren Missionary 
Herald and read the article entitled, ''Meaning of Evan- 
gelism." Then xcith Bible in hand, proceed with your 
■study of this material. 

I. Importance of Evangelism 
In The Bible School 

1. Children Need A Savior From Sin. 
Children, according to God's Word, are potentially 
lost. The}' soon become conscious of the tV.ct that they 
are sinners. Early in life they feel the shame, guilt and 
even remorse of their sins. Thej' need to be taught, not 
only that there is a just God, to whom they will be held 
accountable for their sins, but that there is, also, a lov- 
iiig, sympathetic Savior who can and will forgive their 
sins if they confess them and turn from them; and that 
He will impart to them a new strength within, which 
will enable them to overcome their sinful habits and 
passions. They are easih' convicted of their sins if the 
truth of God's Word is brought to their minds properly. 
If Je.sus as a loving, powerful Savior is brought to their 
hearts and minds, they may be led to accept Him as 
Savior gladly. 

Matt. lS:l-ll! has reference to the salvation of the 
child. Read it carefully with this thought in mind, and 
then look particularly at the following verses in the 

V. 6. "But whoso shall offend one of these little 
ones Tvhich believe in Me. . . ." 

Here is a reference to the possibility of faith on the 
part of the child (little one). 
V. 11. "For the Son of man is come to save that 
which was lost." 

Jesus here refers to the lost condition of the child. 
By referring to the context it will be seen that the 
message of this chapter on the "child in the midst," does 
not close until ':he 14th verse, therefore, this refers to 
the child. Children are potentially lost, that is,they 
will soon grow tip in sin and be lost, if they are not won 
to Christ. 

V. 12-13. "How think ye? If a man have an hun- 
dred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth 
he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into 
the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone as- 
tray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say un- 

to you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of 
the ninety and nine which went not astray." 
The straying sheep in this parable is a lost child. 
.Sh'aying children are seldom, if ever, wilful sinners, 
but rather creatures of environment ; still they are real- 
ly lost or will be soon. Jesus has commanded us to "Go" 
— "Seek" and "Find" the straying child. 

v. I'l. "Even so it is not the will of your Father 
which is in heaven, that one of these little ones 
should perish." 

In this verse Jesus not only speaks of the possibility 
of the child being saved, but the desire of the Heavenly 
Father for his salvation. 

In Matt. 19:13-1-1 Jesus commands that tr.e children 
be brought to Him. We lead and ask adults to believe 
in Christ, or to receive Christ, or to confess Christ. 
Have we done our duty to the children if we do not 
'.each them and lead them to receive Christ as their very 
OH'n Savior ' 

When a child can be conscious of sin, he is old enough 
to accept the Savior, or as someone has put it. ''When 
a child is old enough to knowingly sin, he is old enough 
to savingly believe." 

2. It is A Great Sin To Neglect Them 

V. 6. "But whoso shall offend one of these little 
ones which believe in Me, it were better for him 
that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and 
that he were drowned in the depths of the sea." 
To offend (cause to stumble) a little child is a great 
sin because of the child's helplessness. It would he._ 
our Lord said, a lesser calamity to be drowned in the 
lepths of the sea, than to offend a little child. 
V. 7-9. "IVoe unto the xcorld because of offenses, 
for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to 
that man by whom the offense cometh. Wherefore 
if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, 
and cast them from thee; it is better for thee to 
enter iitto life halt or maimed, rather than having 
two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting 

"And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and 
cast it from thee; it is better for thee- to enter in- 
to life with one eye, rather than having t-wo eyes to 
be cast info hell fire." 

Woe is pronounced on those who offend children. 
.Jesus is, as we have alreadj' seen, dealing here with the 
child. It is a serious and great sin to neglect to evan- 
gelize him, or to oppose or discourage a child in re- 
gard to his being saved through faith in Jesus Christ- 
In fact it is a graver sin to neglect to evangelize a child 
than an adult. 

3. They Can Be Born Again 

Jn. 1 :12-13. "But as many as received him, to them 

gave He power to become the sons of God, even 

to them that believe on His name. 

"Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of 

man, but of God." 

The Word of God which promises regeneration to 
those who receive Christ does not limit the promise to 

FEBRUARY 10, 1940 

Jn. 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he gave 

his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth 

in him, should not perish, hut have everlasting 


The wonderful promise of salvation above is to"K'/(0- 
soever" — and we limit the scope of this promise if we 
do not apply it to the child. 

Mk. 16:15-16. "Go ye into all the xcorld and preach 

the gospel to every creature. 

''He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, 

but he that believeth not shall be damned." 

We are commanded to evangelize "every creature" — 
this necessarily must include the child. 

The testimony of experience proves that children 
can be born again. Some of the most useful servants of 
God were saved and regenerated in childhood. Bibli- 
cal characters such as Samuel (1 Sam. 2:11, IS, 26), 
Josiah, the boy king (II Kings 22:1. 2), and Timothy 
fll Tim. 3:14, 15), were all saved during childhood. 

Also other Christian leaders like Polycarp, one of 
the apostolic fathers who was converted at nine; Mat- 
thew Henry, the prince of the commentators, at eleven; 
Isaac Watts, the greatest writer of church hymns, at 
nine; Henry Drummond, the notable scientist-evangel- 
iSt, at nine. This list could be added to almost indefin- 

The testimony of Christian leaders also proves that 
children can be born again. Mr. Spurgeon is given 
credit for this remarkable statement: "I will say broad- 
ly that I have more confidence in the spiritual life of 
llie children that I have received into this church (]\Ie- 
iropolitan Tabernacle in London) tlian I have in the 
spiritual condition of the adults received. I will even go 
further to say that I have usually found a clearer knowl- 
edge of the gospel, and a warmer love to Christ in the 
child-convert than in the man-convert. I will even as- 
icnish you by saying that I have met with deeper spir- 
itual experience in children of 10 and 12, than I have in 
certain persons of 50 and 60." This man of experience 
is the man who has a right to speak. Surely, such a 
statement from such a man should be sufficient to stop 
the mouths of the gainsayers as to child-conversions. 

In one of his sermons, Spurgeon makes this state- 
ment; "A child of five, if properly instructed, can as 
truly believe, and be regenerated, as an adult." 

Dr. R. A. Torrey said: "When I see a child walk 
into the inquiry room of a Sunday evening, I feel quite 
certain that if a worker of any sense gets hold of that 
child it is going to be converted ; but when I see a man 
or woman walk in there I do not feel at aH no sure." 

A great Christian leader once made this statement : 
"If Protestantism loses out it will be because it has 
lost faith in the reality of a child's religious exper- 

4. Children Often Die 

We look at the white-haired man and say he is liable 
to die soon, but we look at the child and think that the 
child has many years before it. Bible School workers 
should realize that any one of the boys or girls in the 
class that they teach may die any day. This thought 
should make us zealous to win them to Christ as speed- 
ily as possible. 

(Another section on evangelism in the Bible School 
tvill appear next monthj. 

A. Ashni! 

Clay St. 
u, Ind. 

















Y. P. Topic Editor 

;ev. Norman Uphou 

Winchester, Va. 

News Editor 
Miss Grace Allshouse Junior Topic Editor 

Tlie Brethren Miss Miriam Gilbert 

Missionary Herald Co. 1539 — 25th St. S. E. 
3326 S. Calhoun St. Washington, D. C. 
Fort Wayne. Ind. 


By Grace Allshouse 

(Send all news items to i/our C. E. Neics Editor, 
3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind.) 

Don't forget that we're in a liurry for your pastor's 
birthday and favorite Scripture verse. Don't wait 
for someone else to look after this. Plione him now, 
and drop us a card with this information. And remem- 
ber, we're in a hurry! 

While you're sending us the birthday, include a few 
words about your society's activities for this column. 
Let's have some fresh, newsy items ! 

This -word comes from the high school C. E. of the 
First Brethren Church of Long Beach: "Our societj' 
is doing fairh' good work this j'ear. We have 53 mem- 
bers and the average attendance so far has been about 
-16 Several have accepted the Lord, and interest has 
been as good as could be expected in these daj'S." 

Endeavorers of all ages, this announcement is for you. 
We know that at some time or other you have had a C. 
K. meeting which was of unusual interest. Perhaps it 
was just the kind of program some otlier society would 
like to try. Accordinglj', we are starting a C. E. Topic 
Contest in which any society or individual may com- 
pete, and in which each contestant can submit as many 
programs as he desires. Some of the things you will 
want to include are poster suggestions to advertise the 
meeting, type of meeting, the entire program of the 
evening (including sjaecial features, topics discussed, 
-Scriptures used, etc.) and any other items which would 
make the meeting outstanding. Make all comments brief, 
but be sure important details are clearly stated. The 
outline you .submit should not exceed 600 words. The 
plans submitted need not be original, but if you wish to 
test your skill writing a topic of your own, that is per- 
snissible. Watch this column for further details, and 
announcement of awards. 

The Ellet C. E. sends in this news: Ellet Christian 
Endeavor has chosen a theme song, 'The Light of the 
World Is Jesus.' We also have as a favorite Scripture 
verse Mt. 5:16. Our last meeting was very well con- 
ducted by a men's gospel team just recently organized. 
We have started our Buckeye Camp contest in which the 
winner will have all or part of the expenses paid." 

Start now to save your dimes and quarters so 3'ou can 
attend Bethany Camp at Winona Lake during Bible Con- 
ference week next summer. If you want fvm and frolic, 
that's the place to get it, as you can readily guess from 
Brother W. H. Schaffer's reply to our inquiry as to 
^vhether he had any statement to make regarding Beth- 
any Camp last year: 


"I cannot really give you a writeup on Bethany Camp 
for all I did while there was eat and try to get some 
sleep. Am I glad Norman Uphouse is married? My 
cot was right by the front door and the rest of the boys 
thought it was a good joke to lock him out every night 
ofter 12:00." 

Well, maybe Rev. Schaffer could explain how Nor- 
man Uphouse's bed got demolished and how the bed 
clothes got outside beneath the bushes ! 


Bethany Camp, however, was not all fun and frolic 
as you can see from the testimony of Miss Mildred 

"As I prepared to attend the conference of 1939 and 
stay at Bethanj' Camp, it was rest and peace I sought. 
After a strenuous winter and a trying summer, some- 
thing was needed as an uplift before starting another 
school year. At Bethany Camp the bill was more than 
filled. The lodge was well equipped for the much-needed 
rest. The jDrogram, so well organized, even provided 
time for this. 

"The vesper services and other times of fellov/ship 
afforded that 'peace that passeth all understanding.' One 
felt so away from the world, yet so filled with the joy 
of meeting old friends in the Lord. 

"Until we can meet with Him and our believing sis- 
ters and brothers, Bethanj' Camp seems to me as a place 
of homecoming — a bit of heaven on this old earth — a 
place where Jn. 14:27 was made real to me, 'Peace I 
leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the 
world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heari be 
troubled, neither let it be afraid.' " 

If you were at Bethanj/ Camp and have any state- 
ment to make regarding it, let us hear from you at once. 

Could you use $1.00? Brother Polman says lie will 
pay $1.00 each for the ten best pictures he receives 
which were taken at Bethan}' Camp last 3'ear. The pic 
tures ma}' be any size and j'ou can send as many as j'ou 
want. All pictures submitted will become his property 



Question: How can we get our committee chairmen 
to work ? 

Answer: Three things are essential. 1. Enthusi- 
asm. 2. Enthusiasm. 3. Enthusiasm. 

No task is accomplished satisfactorily if there is an 
absence of enthusiasm for the work, be it secular or 
for the Lord. 

Someone has said, "Emmanuel means, God with ns. 
Enthusiasm means, God in us. Ponder that and you 
v/ill realize the importance of knowing the Lord, Who 
working in and through His children will accomplish 
that which would otherwise be impossible. 

The president must be enthusiastic if he 'would 
expect results from the chairmen. 

It is important that each chairman know he Lord 
and have a desire to serve Him. 

It is important that each chairman know what is 
expected of him. 

Each chairman should have a vision of the impor- 
tance of every phase of Christian Endeavor. Every 
department is needful for a well rounded life for our 
Christian youth. 

If your "cup is full and rumiing over" your enthusi- 
iasm is bound to be contagious and result in growth 
for your C. E. — Miss Lena Marie Kortemeier, Inter- 
mediate Supt. 



The Invitation: 

Come to our Snowball Part}', 
Come, there'll be lots of fun. 
A jolly good time awaits you, 
Everybody come — on the run. 
Time. Place. Date. 

'ihe decorations : 

Cotton, icicles, artificial snow, imagination, will 
add the "winter" touch. 

The Refreshments : 

A few suggestions in "white" — ice cream, marsh- 
mallows, popcorn, white sandwiches, white cake. 

The Prejiaration : 

Come on Social Chairmen, here's your chance to 
put it over. Be generous with your preparations. 
Make careful announcements. Plan for more 
games than you can use — unused ones will keep un- 
til next time. Begin promptly. Keep things mov- 
ing. Stop on time. 

A few suggestions for games; 

The starting mixer; Pin slips of paper with words 
that have to do with snow or winter on each guest. 
Armed with paper and pencil they are to greet 
each other, shake hands, then write down word, 
each one to gather as many different words as 
possible in a given length of time, say five min- 
utes. Collect stories and read aloud. Special rec- 
ognition may be given the one voted best by the 

Snowball contest: 'Slake ten artificial snowballs 
of cotton. Make a cardboard snowman with a 
hat on. Place him at end of the room, let each 
player in turn toss balls trying to knock his hat 
off. Can make this game competitive by choos- 
ing sides, and giving points. 

Guess What: Each guest writes down a brief des- 
cription, some idea connected with snow, using 
five sentences, but not name it. Then each one 
reads his discription while others try to guess his 
idea. The one guessed by fewest number is win- 

The Devotions: Do not forget the sacred privilege 
of a good "sing" and a few well chosen thoughts 
by your pastor, your president, or a member of 
your C. E., or someone invited for the specific 
Burpose of giving the devotional message ere you 
sing "Good Night Ladies." How about a Bible 
study on "Snow.?" .Job 38:22 "Hast thou entered 
into the treasures of the snow?" will get you start- 

Yours for a good time, 



Feb. 25, 1940 

By Norman Uphouse 


Suggestions for the leader 

Personal work involves more than simjjly bringing 
^;he unsaved to Christ; it means to make contacts with 
weak Christians. Paul urged us to bear the infirmities 
of the weak if we are strong in the Lord. Many times 
we discover a real opening to help someone that is about 
to give up or go back into the world in unfaithfulness. 

Real Christian living calls for a sj'mpathetic and 
helpful attitude toward those who make mistakes and 
fall. They cannot be helped much b)^ criticism but can 
be brought back into their first love for God by kindly 

Never assume a holier-than-thou attitude. People re- 
sent that. We should be humble, admitting that we, too, 
are sinners needing the constant cleansing of Christ from 
sin. We should encourage others that there is hope for 
the worst person. No sin is too great for the grace of 
God to help the sinner. 

Victory in Christian living cannot come while we har- 
bor unconfessed sins. God withholds blessings from 
those who refuse to bow for forgiveness. If there is 
trouble in the Christian's life, usually it is a sin question 
Sin robs one of a sweet testiony, destroys interest in the 
Bible, causes indifference toward the church, and even- 
tually leads to defeat. 

The best way to deal with individuals is to use the 
Bible freely. Have such knowledge of the Word that 
you can use some texts. At least give the meaning of 
the verse so the person can liave courage. 

Strange things are taking place within the church and 
by church members. The need was never greater than 
now for personal work among those going astray from 

NEED WARNING (I Cor. 5:1-8; I Jn. 1:9-10; 2:1-2) 

There are no perfect people. As long as we are in 
this body we will have the tendency to sin and will 
actuall}^ become contaminated with sin. This is no 
excuse for a person to give up and live in open and 
habitual sin. It ought to make us sober and create 
within us a desire to be free from the thing that h;irms 
our Christian living. 

Jesus Christ is the Advocate of all who trust Him. 
If we sin we can come to Him for forgiveness. This 
does not give one liberty to sin as he wills and think he 
can have forgivness. There is a difference between 
habitual sin and falling into sin. An unsaved sinner 
practices sin as a habit. A Christian will fall into sin 
but it is his nature to refrain from the same sin again. 
He experiences forgiveness and has a hatred for sin. 

It is possible for Christians to be limited in blessings 
because they do not honor the Lord as they have op- 
portunity. Warn Christians that it is possible to be 
disapproved in God's sight. Faithfulness to Him always 
brings great reward. 


Life does have disappointments. Some about us have 
troubles and problems that make it hard for them to 
maintain interest in Christian things. Here is a won- 
derful opportunitj' to insist that no discouragement 
should ruin our love for Christ. There are Biblical rea- 
sons for suffering. Some cases we may not understand 
now, but we can be assured that things which come to 
Christians will work out for their good. 

A new born babe in Christ will meet with severe op- 
position in the world. The enemy will make it hard 
for him. Tlie old time friends will scoff at his decision. 
.\t this time he needs help. It is important not only 
to bring people to Christ but also to strengthen them 
in the faith. Let those who are weak in respect to fall- 
ing into sin be taught from the Word that the victorious 
life means to be completely surrendered to the Lord. 

NEED COMFORT. Lk. 4:18-19; II Cor. 1:3-4. 

Much of the Bible is written to comfort the sorrowing. 
Sin leaves its mark of sorrow in the world and Chri.stians 
are made to feel some of it, but we need not sorrow as 
tliose who have no hope. Regardless of what happens, 
we always ha^•e tlie promise of Christ's return and the 
.■iccompanying blessings. We lift up our ej'es from the 
present course of affairs and look to the Lord Jesus. 

Christian fellowship is of great value during sorrow. 
People appreciate a sympathetic friend in whom they 
can confide. 

Much of Christ's earthlj^ ministry was among those 
who were in trouble — in homes where death had entered, 
and among the outcasts and the incurables. To those 
iliat sat in the region of the shadow of death, light 
sprang up. 

NEED TEACHING. I Co. 6:19-20; I Thess. 4:13; 
I Jn. 5:13. 

As a rule the average Christian's knowledge of the 
Bible is meager. Scores of people in the church have 
not given proper time to Bible study and have but a 
fragmentary knowledge of its teachings. Great doc- 
trines like sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, 
the return of Christ, and others, are not clearly under- 
stood by many people in the church. Before we can do 
much to help others we must understand these things. 

Today a great deal is said about the separated life. 
Unless we actually believe it and practice it, others will 
liardly be led into this avenue of blessing. It is im- 
portant to know what the Bible teaches in respect to the 
curse of worldliness and the joy of Christian victory 
over the world. 

Some reasons why people are discouraged. Num. 21:4; 
Neh. 4:10; Ps. 73:2, 3; Prov. 13:12. Examples of de- 
spondency. Num. 11:15; Josh. 7:7; Job 10:1; Jer. 
15:10. Spiritual ignorance of the teachers of Israel. 
Matt. 12:7; Luke 19:42; John 3:10. Some "know ye 
not" passages. Rom. 6:16; I Cor. 3:16; ^5:6; 6:2, 3, 
0, 15, 16, 19; 9:13, 24; James 4:4. 



1. Would it be better for a personal worker to start 
dealing with Christians rather than sinners? Would this 
help to overcome timidit}' ? 

2. What place does the use of the Bible have in help- 
ing defeated Christians? 

3. How spiritual must we be before we can be a help 
to those who are weak? Rom. 15:1. 

i. In Christian work, should we have a holier-than- 
thou attitude or go in the spirit of meekness? Gal. 6:1. 

5. In what way can Christians bear the burdens of 
others? Gal. 6:2. 



Feb. 25, 1940 

Miss Miriam Gilbert, Junior Topic Editor 


Aim: To show that the trials of the Christian life 
are the greatest blessings God can send into our lives if 
we let Him have His waj'. 

Approach to the lesson: 

Nellie was eight j'ears old when she accepted Jesus 
as her Savior. Her parents did not want her to be a 
Christian, and thought they could "whip it out of her." 
But the more they whipped her the more she prayed that 
thev^ might love her Jesus, too, and the more she wanted 
io go to Sunday School to learn more about Jesus and 
1p receive new strengtli to suffer for him. 

Do you know why God allowed this small child to 
suffer for Him ? The answer from God's Word will show 
v.'hy Nellie never regretted the hard things she endured 
for Jesus before her parents and sisters loved Him. Be- 
fore we answer the question, we want to be sure nev-n- to 
make the mistake of thinking God ever allows any Chris- 
tian to suffer because He does not love him (Heb. 
12:5-11 ). Did you ever see a child whose parents never 
punished him? He was "spoiled," wasn't he? and none 
of the children liked to play with him. God in love cor- 
rects us like a father does, that we might be "good chil- 
dren" of His (v. 11). 

Ps. 119:67, 71. Our troubles keep us close to God. 

Jn. 15:2-5. Grape vines bleed when they are purged 
(pruned) to remove the branches which keep them from 
bearing fruit. So our troubles cause heartaches, bvit 
God uses them to remove the things which make our 
lives unfruitful. 

II Cor. 4:6-10. Almost anj^ plant looks nice in a pret- 
ty flower pot, but one cannot help but be impressed with, 
the beauty of a plant which looks nice in a common 
flower pot. Our lives are just common flower pots, and 
if the beauty of Christ can be seen in our lives in spite 
cf all our troubles, others cannot help but marvel at the 
wonderful Savior we have. 

Rom. 8:17-18. Our sufferings are very small com- 
pared with the glory which shall be ours when life is 

II Cor. 4:15-18. We can suffer for Jesus onlj' a little 

v.hile, and we will have all eternity to enjoy the fathom- 
less blessings which such suffering brings. 


(All lessons referred to are from True Stories from 
the Lonf/ Ago.) 

Ex. 13-18, Les. 28-2D. Israel's troubles showed them 
tile blessedness of complete dependence upon God. 

II Chron. 20, Les. 71. Jehoshaphat's troubles taught 
a whole nation the power of prayer, the joys of com- 
j)lete trust in God, and the greatness of deliverance 
when God undertakes. 

Jonah 1-2, Les. 79. Jonah's trouble taught him the 
importance of obeying God. 

Acts 8:1; 12:44-14:26. The persecution of the early 
cluirch became the means of spreading the good news 
of salvation to those who had not heard. 


President; Rev. Robert Ashman, 12 S. Clay St., Peru, Ind. 

Vice President: A. H. Kent, 210 E. First St., Long Beach, Calif. 

E.\ecutive Secretary: Rev. Leo. Polman, 4007 S. Taeoma, Ft. Wayne, 

Treasurer: Rev. Robert Crees, 17 W. 

Topic Editor: Rev. Norman Uphouse, 

nd Editor: Mil 

Uh St., Waynesboro, Pa. 

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St.. Berlin, Pa. 

intendent: Miss Mildred Deitz, 312 Cumberland 


"I am not a subscriber to the enclosed paper and do 
not desire to have my name listed as a subscriber. Please 
remove my name from such list if same is listed that 
way." — E. E. M., Indiana. 

? Able to do 

All that we ask. 

All that we ask or think. 

Above all that we ask or think. 

Abundantly above all that we ask or think. 

Exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. 

According to the power which woriicth in us. 

Ephesians 3:20. 

His heart cannot be pure whose tongue is not clean. 

God never calls youth to venture for Him, but with 

The world's joys cause sorrow. Hell is truth seen too 

The Bank of Heaven is still doing business ! The 
interest rate has not changed; the dividends have never 

FEBRUARY 10, 19 40 


Next Wednesday will be Valentine's Daj'. It makes 
us think of hearts, and of love, so this week we want to 
think about God's love and how we can express our 
love to Him. 

What We Can Give To Jesus 

An evangelist had just led little Mary to the Lord. 
She wanted so much to do something- nice for him, but 
was too poor to buy even the smallest gift. As she 
walked across the lawn wondering what she could do 
she suddenly stopped. At her feet were some clover 
blossoms. Carefullj' she picked the largest ones, and 
adding a few clover leaves she arranged a little bouquet. 
This she gave to the evangelist at her first opportunity. 

"Why did you bring me a bouquet?" the evangelist 
asked after thanking her for her little gift. 

"Because I love you, " was her reply. 

"And do you give little gifts to Jesus?" he asked. 

"I give myself to Him," she answered, for the ver}^ 
best she could give the evangelist was not good enough 
tor Him Who saved her from her sins. 

What gift do you give the Lord Jesus ? Like little 
Mary, j'ou maj^ be poor, but you can still give Him the 
gift that would please Him more than anything else — 
yourself. Have you ever given Him this gift ? 

Make Mother A Valentine 

If mother has not destroyed the Christmas cards she 
received last year, perhaps she would let j'ou have them. 
Find one that has enough pretty paper so that j'ou can 
cut three nice hearts from the parts on which there is no 
writing. If you cannot find anything suitable among 
the Christmas cards, perhaps you have some red con- 
struction paper or other heavy paper around the house. 

First cut a heart from a plain piece of heavy paper 
J or a pattern. If you do not know how, have someone 
show you. After the pattern is made, trace three hearts 
on the paper from which you wish to make the v.^len- 

Next you must decide whether you want to have the 

three valentines side by side or one underneath the other. 
If J'OU have them side by side, overlap them just enough 
so that when you paste them together they will stp.y in 
place. After the paste is drj"^, punch a hole at each side 
of the center heart where it overlaps with the heart on 
the outside. If j'ou do not have a paper jaunch, you can 
make the holes with an ice pick. Put a piece of colored 
ribbon through the holes and paste the ends on the under 
side of the valentine. Then the valentine can be hung on 
the wall when it is finished, if it is neat enough. 

If you want the hearts underneath each other, punch 
one hole near the top and one near the bottom of each 
heart. Draw the ribbon through the holes in each heart, 
spacing the hearts one-half inch apart on the ribbon. 

On the first heart carefullj' print, "God is love (I 
John 4:8b)." Jesus will help you to do this neatly if 
you ask Him to do so. On the second heart print, "We 
love Him because He first loved us (I Jn. 4:19)." On 
the third heart print, "Beloved, if God so loved us, we 
ought also to love one another (I Jn. 4:11)." Perhaps 
you had better practice printing this on some plain 
liearts before you try it on the good ones. 

Your mother will be pleased with such a valentine 
and will be sure to get a blessing from its message if 
you give it to her with a praj^er that God will use it to 
His glory. 

Our Bible Character Alphabet 

last week's Bible 

character alphabet: 

Answer to 

B was a man who started to go where the Lord had 
told him not to go. On the way he heard an animal 
.speak. Num. 22:22-33 tells what the animal said, and 
-ivh}'. Who was the man to whom she spoke? 

This Week's Memory Verse 

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God 
(I Jn. 4.:7). 
Daily Bible Readings 

Sun. — I Jn. 4:9-10. How God showed His love for us. 
j\Ion. — Jn. 14:15, 21. How we can show our love for 

Our love for each other. 
. Love that is not real. 

Love and obedience. 
How great our love should be. 
How men shall know we love 













I Jn 

. 5 












Some Things For Which To Pray 

Sun. — More love for God. 

Mon. — That j'ou may show }'our love for God by 
obeying Him. 

Tues. — More love for one another. 

Wed. — Real love for your enemies. 

Thurs. — Those who do not love God. 

Fri. — Love like Jesus had. 

Sat. — That others mav see the love of Jesus in us. 


:vef((^ M/^/Sf 

Our Workers 

liij Robert D. Culver 

sored bj' the Northeast Ohio Brethren Ministerial Asso- 
ciation was held in tlie Ellet Brethren Church Januarj' 
3-7. The conference speaker was Herman A. Hoyt, 
professor at Grace Theological Seminar}'. Eleven 
churches cooperated in the conference: Ankenytown, 
Ashland W. Tenth St., Canton, Cleveland, Danville, El- 
let, Homerville, Middlebranch, Rittman, Sterling and 

FROM THE SOUTHWEST comes an encouraging 
report via the bulletin of the Second Brethren Church of 
Los Angeles. "The first fruits of the new Jewish Mis- 
;;ion project, undertaken b}' the Home ^Missions Council, 
showered down upon our church two weeks ago in the 
three young men, Jews, who liave recently received 
Jesus Christ as their Messiah and Savior, and who were 
baptized by the pastor and received into our church." 

AND SPEAKING OF ISRAEL, a true child of Ab- 
raham who has been for years a messenger to his people 
the Jews and to Gentiles as well has been received by 
his Lord into glory. Rev. Oscar Wago, after a long 
period of poor health, died Jan. 1 in Florida after a heart 

Centz, who has shared his ministry in a number of our 
churches, closed a four day Bible confernc on Jan. 10 
in the Conemaugh, Pa., church, of which Bro. W. H. 
Schaffer is pastor. 

A RECORD of a good piece of real home mission 
work comes to us from the Conemaugh bulletin. For 
about a year, the Conemaugh church has been sponsor- 
ing in a neighboring community what is known as the 
Franklinboro ^fission. jNIr. Ray Starr, a member of liie 
Johnstown First Church, has been superintending the 
mission Sunday School. The following record, given at 
the last quarterly business meeting of the ConemauQ:h 
church, speaks for the quality of work being done. "Sun 
day School attendance, 666; average attendance, 55. 
Thursday night Bible class, 367 ; average attendance, 
46." (All reports are for Oct.-Dec. quarter.) "Revival 
meetings held for two weeks from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10, 
with an average attendance of 68, resulted in 55 cou 
fessions from boys and girls ranging in ages from 7-l(;." 

SPEAKING OF WORK, a useful collection of sta- 
tistics has been assembled by the Board of Deacons of 
the church at Allentown, Pa., of which Bro. Frank Cole- 
man, Jr., is jjastor. In June a long list of questions, all 
concerning the elements and manner of conducting the 
three-fold communion service, was sent out to the past.'rs 
of 150 Brethren churches. The results, compiled from 
the 56 churches which responded, are both interesting 
and useful. We hope this information will be made 
available to all. 

FROM THE SOUTHEAST comes the report of an- 
other up-and-coming Sunday School. We quote from 
the bulletin of the First Brethren Church of Washington, 
D. C, of which Bro. Homer A. Kent is pastor. "For 
tlie lith consecutive montli the Sunday School reports 
that the attendance for the last month exceeds that foi- 
the corresponding month of the preceding year. The 
average attendance was 3-13." This report is several 
weeks old. May the Lord have poured out added bless- 
ing in the meantime ! 

Brethren Churches in Soutliern California was held in 
hhe First Church of Los Angeles Jan. 18-21. The con- 
ference speaker was Dr. Herbert Lockyer of England. 
Services were held each afternoon and evening. 

ANGELES, of which Paul R. Bauman is pastor, reports 
a net gain of 71 members during 1939 The total Sun- 
day School attendance for the year was reported at 
19,545, a gain of 1,346 over the previous j'ear The av- 
erage attendance per Sunday was 386, an increase of 
18 over the previous j'ear. The total Sundaj' School of- 
ferings were $3,522.35. 

neth M. Monroe, Dean of the Bible Institute of Los 
Angeles, is to be teacher of a Bible class sponsored by 
our church and the First Brethren Church of Los An- 
geles. The class will meet each Tuesday evening in the 
First Church. Dr. Monroe will lead the class in a series 
of studies in the Book of Daniel. Subjects selected from 
Ihat book will enable him to discuss current events in 
the light of the prophetic Word, and to illustrate th-m 
each night with slides from his summer travels in Pal- 
estine and Europe." This class is to begin Feb. 6. 

CALIFORNIA are evidently keeping Dr. Monroe busy, 
for the Whittier Church of which Bro. Charles A. Ash- 
man is pastor, has amiounced a series of three lectures 
lo be given by Dr. Monroe Jan. 16, 23, and 30. These 
are slide lectures on archeological work in Palestine and 
Egypt. The following interesting report also comes to 
■IS from the Whittier Bulletin. "There were 35 mem- 
bers received during the year, bringing the membership 
cf the church to 486. Twenty-two special speakers occu- 
pied the pulpit during the year." 

ministry of Dr. V. C. Kelford of Waterloo, Iowa, during 
Jan. 23-26. Dr. Kelford addressed the faculty and stu- 
dent body twice on Tuesday, twice on Wednesday on the 
.'jubject of "Grace". He spoke three times on Thurs- 
day to the seminary and to visitors from the community 
on the subject of "The Yielded Life". On Friday, the 
seminary's annual day of prayer, he spoke three timss 
on the subject of "Pra3'er". The writer was an attend- 
ant of all these addresses and can bear testimony to the 
spiritual quickening the Spirit of God imparted through 
these lectures. 

FEBRUARY 10, 1940 


From Your Mission Point 

— One Sunday At Fort Wayne, Ind. 

We humans are inclined to view the ordinary church 
worship and Sundaj' services as just common and some- 
times monotonous routine. Not so at The First Breth- 
ren Church at Fort Wayne. Every Sunday is a 
treat! With all its Bible School departmentalized, it is 
a veritable beehive of activity every Sunday morning. 
At the close of the classes each week. Brother Leo Pol- 
man teaches the children by an object lesson (needless 
to say, the older folks get the point as well!). The 
worship hour moves along and comes to a close seem- 
ingly in no time. But, even as in points of longer-estab- 
lished work, the folks enjoy fellowship after services 
and tarrj' until the dinner bell I'ings ! 

Sunday evening calls together four Christian Endeavor 
groups. These are growing in grace and numbers for 
which we're glad. Mrs. Polman's nimble fingers danc- 
ing all over the keyboard of one piano (and what I 
mean, thej' dance — the dance which is a praise unto 
Him), with assistance of two other pianos, tell us that 
the evening service has begam. Folks particijaate glad- 
heartedly in lively song service. 

Special numbers, both vocal and instrumental, are 
heard at every service. Every Sunday is a special day 
at Fort Wayne! 

Another clear-ringing message from the Word of God 
closes the formal Sunday service, but the daj' is not yet 
over — as many as can stay joint in informal fellowship 
of the singspiration and have a fine half hour to crown 
the events of the day. This time is filled with chorus 
singing, speciallj'-prepared numbers — duets, solos, quar- 
tets — vocal music and instrumental. Then, too, there are 
some impromptu renditions! (This service verily fills 
the place which otherwise is left empty in our 
association.) With auditorium lights turned out, in the 
gleam of a radiant, illuminated cross, "The Old Rugged 
Cross" or some other appropriate hymn is sung. Lights 
on again and the group forms a fellowship circle, sings 
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds," and is dismissed wih^i 

Our invitation is open to any who wish to and can 
to visit us and share the joy of worship. 

We have found it a blessing to be amidst the number 
enjoying all the fine fellowship here. It has been a 
heart-touching experience and the novelty and thrill of 
such meetings do not vanish with regular attendance. 

Added blessings and spiritual feasting are the reward 
of all who are faithful in attending all regular services 
and the special weekly meetings. 

How great things God hath done for us! Wherefo'e 
we are glad. Ever in His Grace, 


The First Brethren Church Of 
Long Beach 

Held its annual business meeting January 9thj and 
though it was almost midnight before adjournment was 
in order, the rejoorts were so interesting and inspiring 
tliat one did not wear}'. 

Our church roll now numbers 1,422, and the treasur- 
er's report showed a cash balance in the bank of 
$1,421.16. (If we had had but 84c more, wouldn't that 
have been a coincidence?) Hei'e are some other inter- 
esting figures from the treasurer's report: 

Total offerings during 19.39: 

To Foreign Missions $10,574.67 

To Home Missions 3,610.89 

To Grace Theological Seminary... 3,218.64 

The Bible School rejoices in an average attendance of 
1,291 each Sunday of 1939, with an average offering 
per Sunday of $196.45. Much of the credit for this 
splendid attendance is due to our Transportation Com- 
mittee, which is composed of 60 volunteer autos that call 
on over 400 homes each Sunday', bringing an avera2;e of 
"82 boj'S and girls, or a total of 30,834 during the entire 

Then, there was a rejJort from the "babj" of the 
Southern California District, the Naples Bible School 
of which our Brother Ralph Colburn is superintendent. 
He reported an average attendance of 30 at Bible School 
and an average of 12 coming to the midweek prnyer 
meeting. Also, there were 1 1 confessions last Sun.iay, 
and Brother Ralph saj's they are about ready for a bap- 
tismal service. 

Another interesting phase of the work is the Child 
Evangelism classes — 37 of them held in various homes 
during the week, with 27 teachers. The superintendent 
of this work reported a total attendance during the j'ear 
of 11,789 children, among whom there were 364 confes- 
sions of Christ. Total receipts during the year, $202.67. 

"The Seventy" Committee reported a total of 7,271 
calls made during the year; 174 first confessions of 
Christ as Savior ; 38 members gained for the church ; 
136 members of the Bible School, and a total of 11,552 
Bibles, Testaments and tracts distributed, not to men- 
tion 162 baskets of food given to those in need. 

There are many other interesting departmnts of the 
v.'ork, but let us close with the church nursery report. 
This department takes care of babies and young chil- 
dren every Sunday morning and evening, thus permitting 
the parents to attend the church service. The nursery 
reported that they cared for an average of 20 babies per 
Sunday, with the highest number (51) on Easter Sun- 

Surel}', we have much for which to praise the Lord 
as we enter 1940 for another j'ear if service unto Him. 

MRS. L. E. ANDREWS, church reporter. 

Pleasant Grove Evangelistic Service 

Williamsburg, Iowa 

On December 26 the Pleasant Grove church started 
an evangelistic service which lasted till Jan. 7 with 

— IB— 


Brother Henry Rempel of Grace Tlieological Semirary 

Tlie roads were excellent and the first few days tem- 
jseratures moderate and attendance increasing. Then 
the temperature dropped to below zero and continued 
very cold the remainder of the meeting. 

We had a fine meeting. The spirit was good and co- 
operation of adjoining communities fine as well as the 
loyalty of the faithful membership. 

Five confessions were made, four new faraih' altars 
established, and much Bible reading done. One lady 
read 293 chapters in one day; others read as many as 

Those were the visible results but we feel even greater 
were the invisible results. The spirituality of member- 
ship was enriched; greater interest in Bible created; 
interest of outside people gained ; and many outside 
folks contacted by Brother Rempel in his fine spiritual 
Interest and concern for their souls' welfare. He is a 
fine personal worker as well as a good speaker ; earnest 
talker ; excellent Bible instructor and enthusiastic song 
leader. We all enjoyed his accordian music as well. 
To become better acquainted with Brother Rempel is to 
love his Lord more and appreciate tlie entreater more. 
Rev. Rempel was much appreciated by those in whose 
homes he was entertained. 

The Lord certainly had a hand in sending Rev. 
Rempel to us and we wish God's most rich blessings 
on him in his school work and continued service for his 
;\raster whom he so much loves to serve. 

MRS. JOHN R. MYERS, Cor. Secretary. 

Spokane, Washington 

The Spokane church sends greetings to all of like 

We just closed a year of delightful fellowship in 
service for the Master. The spirit of unity and wor- 
ship is fine. During the j'ear 1939 we received a group 
of fine young folks, two men and three ladies, who prove 
themselves to be real born again workers, finding con- 
tinued opportunities in His vineyard. 

We are especially happy to report that the v, ork 
here is seemingly being revived. Rev. A. L. Lantz, our 
pastor, administered baptism and received into the 
church four children and two adults on the second Sun- 
daj' evening of this month. We praise God for the con- 
tinued efforts being made here to gather a people unto 

The Spokane church covets the prayers of the entire 
brotherhood that we abide in His will and be led b}' 
Him to greater work. MRS. J. E. ALLEN, Rec. Sec'y. 



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FEBRUARY 17, 1940 

No. 7 



7>'i/ n. Paul Miller 


J'ou ma}' want to have your Jewish Bi- 
ble Conference. If so, arrange for it now. Wait 
six months to think about it and you may be sadly 
disappointed. Send in for the date that will suit 
you best now, and then you can rest easy till the 
time comes. Requests are beginning to come in. 
Some of our churches have alreadj' held their 
Jewish conference. 

REMEMBER — this is the only way we have 
of financing our new Jewish Mission in Los An 

PASTOR — you will not want your church, 
listed among those that did nothing to help take 
the gospel to Israel this year. 

250,000 Jewish hearts have been entrusted to 
us by God to evangelize. Tliis is one task in 
which we dare not fail. 

Our responsibility began January 1st. It is 
now up to us. 

Send all offerings and pledges to the office 
of the Council in Berne, Indiana. 

"They that be wise shall shine as the bright- 
ness of tlie firmament ; and they that turn many 
to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever" 
(Dan. 12:3). 

Brother Wago greatly rejoiced to see the action of 
the Brethren churches in undertaking the Los Angeles 
Jewish Mission as their especial responsibility. He 
was looking forward with the keenest of anticipation 
to having a part in helping the Brethren churches to 
make a success of this great work of saving Israel. He 
was in the office of the Brethren Hime Missions Coun- 
cil shortly before he 
died, accompanied bv 
Brother H. B. Centz 
At that time he was 
not well, but made 
no mention of it at 
all, instead manifest- 
ing a sweet spirit of 
optimism and cheer • 

fulness that was 


We sliall miss our 

brother immensely, 

but we shall try to 

sliow more of his 

spirit in our own 

lives, I am sure. 

May the comfort of 

the grace and power 

of our Lord Jesus 

Christ be given with- 
out measure to Sis- 
ter Wago, who feels 

this loss more keenly 

than any other. We 

feel that it won't be long now until we shall all hear 

the call, "Come up hither." — R. P. M. 

Bev. Cents 


It is with deep regret that we express our sorrow ac 
the passing on of our beloved Brother Oscar Wago 
This wonderful witness for Christ has endeared himself 
to all who knew him with a lasting affection. The 
story of this dear 
man's life of trouble 
and suffering before 
he found Jesus Christ 
as His Savior is one 
of the most thrilling 
accounts in the an- 
nals of the victories 
of the gospel. The 
way God used this 
faithful son of Abra- 
ham after his conver- 
sion to Christ was 
most remarkable. He was a true witness to his own 
people, the Jews, and also to the Gentiles. He greatly 
loved the people of the Brethren chvirches, and deeply 
endeared himself to all who knew him in his ministry. 

Rev. Wago 

True sacrifice consists, not so much in giving up 
great things as in daily reliquinshing personal enjoy- 
ments for the sake of others, without looking for love 
or gratitude in return. 



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FEBRUARY 17, 1940 


Nothing indicates the of the age of grace more 
than the way religious fads and fakes sweep across the 
world of men these days. Right now it is "Buchman- 
ism/' more popularly known as "Moral Re-armament," 
and is the present offspring of what was known as the 
"Oxford Movement" which was so popular a few years 

With a Christless, crossless, message that is accept- 
able to JeWj Hindu, Arabian, Confucianist or pagaa, 
this MRA movement sweeps on. To a Christ reject- 
ing world of men with the holocaust of an awful world 
catastrophe of misery and death as the harvest of their 
sins hanging over their heads, such a movement, hold- 
ing out the promise of deliverance from all war if its 
principles are accepted, seems to be a real refuge. 

With an imposing emblem of four pillars holding up 
three massive letters M R A representing "Moral Re- 
armament;" with the exjDlanation that the four pillars 
stand for absolute purity, absolute honesty, absoluts 
unselfishness, absolute love ; and with a press agent 
department that uses every resource of the show busi- 
ness to make a striking impression on the mass mind; 
this new religious idea flows on like a tidal wave. 

It Is Popular 

While using the name of God frequently, the word 
Christianity now and then, the name of Christ seldom, 
if ever, and the cross never, the blood of Christ, never-. 
and never a mention of life after death, salvation from 
the penalty of sin, hell, or judgment, yet thousands of 
preachers and church members are being led into this 
thing thinking it is Christianity. England, which only 
a few years back was swept with a wave of spiritism, 
is being swept now with this new fad. That poor na- 
tion, once a bulwark of Christian truth and missionary 
zeal, now seems the prey of every religious quack that 
asks for a hearing. The morale of that nation was so 
alarming in face of a great war that this movement 
looked like a God-send to its leaders. 10,000 bill- 
boards were donated to advertise its catch words and 
phrases ; 5,000,000 milk bottle caps were printed with 
its words on them; special stamps were printed using 
its phrases ; transportation systems gave advertising 
space; and business men gave their approval and sup- 
port. The wave is still rising higher. In this country 
a great show was given last summer in Hollywood 
Bowl before 30,000 spectators. It claimed to be the 
"pre-view of a new world order." 

If Satan can get men to follow anything but Christ, 
he is satisfied — anj'thing but repentance and the con- 
fession of sin; anything but a Savior on Calvary; any- 

thing but the real Christ; anything but a real turnins 
away from sin and its pleasures. 

More Despair 

It will all fail miserabl}'. The ideals they set up of 
absolute honest)', absolute jjurity, absolute unselfish- 
ness, absolute love, are totally impossible of realization 
apart from the cross of Christ and its jjower. If the 
human heart could have achieved such things without 
Christ, Calvary would have been unnecessary. "With- 
out Me ye can do nothing" said our blessed Lord. Af- 
ter this spasm is over the hearts of men who trusted in 
it will sink back into a worse des23air. Such movements 
appear when the real thing has been lost or repudi- 

How we need to preach the gospel today as never be- 
fore. How the Brethren churches need to rise up to 
our greatest opportunities and "cry aloud and spare 

"Son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the 
house of Israel ; therefore thou shalt hear the word 
at my mouth and warn them from me. When I say 
unto the wicked, 'O wicked man thou shalt surely 
die,' if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked 
from his way, that wicked man shall die in hii 
iniquity ; but his blood will I require at thy hand. 
Ezek. 33:7, 8. 

When Your Knees Knock 

We read the other day of a sign in front of a church 
in London, England. It read, "When your knees knock, 
kneel on them." No more timely word could be spoken. 
The knees of the world are knocking today as never 
before. And Satan is keeping the knees of the Chris- 
tian knocking almost constantly these days also. There 
never has been a time like today when Satan has been 
trying to knock down and discourage the true Christian. 
Never before have the difficulties of ''le preacher been 
so great. Never have enemies risen up on every side 
as they rise up todaj' against those who preach the 
gospel. An hour with God alone will put more strength 
into trembling knees than anything else in the world. 
Jesus said, "Men ought to pra^^ and not to faint." The 
hard tasks, the difficult duties that you must perform, 
the unpleasant situations j'ou must meet, the disap- 
pointments that take the heart out of you, the crushed 
hopes that make your feet to drag like lead, the living 
sorrows that seem never to leave you, all can be met 
and overcome through prayer. 

"And they that wait upon the Lord shall renew 
their strength ; they shall mount up with wings as 
eagles, they shall run and not be weary ; they shall 
walk and not famt." Isa. 40:31. 

Jewish Persecution In America 

Of all countries where racial discrimination and per- 
secution would be unexpected, America is that nation. 
Written into the constitution of our land is the guaran- 




tee of freedom and full human rights for all men of 
all races if the}' regard the welfare of their fellow men. 
A land of churches, where from over 200,000 pulpits 
each week for generations a book, the Bible, has been 
read, with every section of it written by Jewish fin- 
gers, }'et today America is turning from the Jew. This 
is made plain by the waj' in which one of the most pop- 
ular, callable, and worthy governors in America, Her- 
bert H. Lehman of New York, is being totally ignored 
bj' his political party for the nomination of jjresident. 
It can't be said that he lacks ability in any sense, for 
he took the state of New York which had been left in 
terrible debt by the former governor, F. D. Roosevelt, 
and has practically wiped out that debt in the few years 
he has been in office. He has not been spectacular nor 
self seeking. He has been a quiet and able administra- 
tor of the f)eople's affairs. He would undoubtedly be 
the most probable nominee because of his record, "wert' 
it not for the fact that he is a Jew. He is related to 
Jesus Christ according to the flesh, therefore he feels 
the hand of the god of this world. 

It was for this same reason that Hore-Belisha had 
to go from his high position as Minister of War of 
Great Britain, we are told. In the short time he had 
the position he had completely rebuilt the British mil- 
itarj' machine. But he is a Jcvi. He had to go ! 

In talking with a Jewish man one time I said to him, 
"Come down to the Brethren Church in this city and 
receive a blessing." "No, they wouldn't want me down 
there^" he replied, "I am a Jew. " He had learned it 

As much as we who know the Lord Jesus Christ and 
love the Jew regret it, yet we know that this is just 
what Jesus said would come in the closing days of this 

"Ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's 
All of this only means that it won't be long till Is- 
rael, back in their homeland, spurned and hated by the 
world they chose when thej' turned from Christ at Cal- 
vary, will turn to "Him Whom they pierced" and say, 
"What are these wounds in thy hands?" Then shall 
He reply, "These are the wounds I received in the 
house of my friends." In that glad day a nation shall 
be born in a day. Haste the day Lord ! 

Perverted Ideas of the Church 

A new woman's organization has been formed, called 
"The Fellowship of Equal Service in the Church." The 
reason for this organization is the claim that women 
are not accorded equal privilege in the church with 
men. They complain that the higher positions in the 
church are not open to them. So they propose to "give 
their services where there are no fetters, and no closed 
doors on womanhood." It is further stated that a large 
number of young and ambitious women are withdraw- 
ing from the church because they see in it no future 
for their sex ! 

Now ism't that something! Because the higher po- 
sitions in the church are not open to them, they are 
leaving the church. They see no future ahead without 
places of prominence. We wonder what their idea of 

the church amounts to anyway. What do they look | 
ujoon the church as; a place for personal elevation, a 
field for individual aggrandizement regardless of fit- 
ness.'' We wonder. We read of an old apostle named ! 
John who once wrote of a fellow by the name of "Dio- ' 
trophes" who loved to "have the pre-eminence among 
the church," and that this fellow rejected John. Wom- 
en who take such an attitude toward the church may 
be indeed sincere, but in our estimation, they need a 
real Bible-teaching pastor who will show them what 
kind of an organization the church is. Do they realize 
that the church belongs to God, and that He has laid 
down very clear directions as to the place women should 
have in IJis church.? That women are not to be the 
head of the church, nor to assume positions of domin- 
ance over men in spiritual things? Paul taught us plain- 
ly these things, "I suffer not a woman to teach, nor 
to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence" 
(I Tim. 2:12). 

God has not crushed the women into futility. He has 
simply laid down rules for His women that would guard 
them from the dangers to which they would be exposed 
as leaders of the church, and for which they are not 
equiiDiDed. The apostle Paul wrote of Euodias and 
Syntyche as being "fellowhelpers" in the gospel. Such 
a position reveals the high place of usefulness that spir- 
itual women may find in the gospel. But we never read 
of either of them or of any other women envying Paul's 
position as an apostle. We are reminded of the words 
of our Lord, "He that would be greatest among you, 
let him be j'our servant" (Mt. 23:11). We praise God 
for our women who glorify God in their faithful min- 
istr}' for Christ in the church, who "adorn themselves 
with a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God 
is of great price" (I Pet. 3:3, 4). Poor indeed would 
be the church without them. But we know of no wom- 
en who entered the church with the purpose of getting 
high positions for themselves who ever glorified God. 


The comparative report of the Thanksgiving offer- 
ing will appear in the ISIarch issue of The Brethren 
Missionary Herald. In order for this to be done, all 
balances of home mission offerings not yet sent in, must 
be forwarded to the office of the Council during the last 
week of Feb. After that it will be simply impossible 
for us to include any receipts in the offering. All that 
comes in after Mar. 1st will have to wait for the an- 
nual report, August 1st. 


Please look after this at once, and help us to make the 
best report possible. i 

A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another 
than this, that when the injury began on his part, the 
kindness should begin on ours. 

FEBRUARY 17, 1940 


By Paul R. Bauman 

It is with a vast am- 
ount of pleasure that we 
report the first fruits of 
the new Jewish mission 
project recently under- 
taken by the Home Mis- 
sions Council here in the 
city of Los Angeles. Sun- 
day, December seven- 
teenth, at the close of the 
morning service, three 
3'oung men were buried 
in the waters of Chris- 
tian baptism by the writ- 
er and received into the 
fellowship of the Sec- 
ond Brethren Church of 
Los Angeles. 

These young men are 
Jews, and only recently 
Rev. Zimmerman (front) each of them has come 
mth three Jewish Christians, to know Jesus Christ as 
his Messiah, Savior and 
Lord. The thrill was ours of hearing from the 
ips of each shortly before he entered the baptis- 
nal waters, the storj' of how he came to know Christ 
is his Savior. It was the story of God's power to re- 
nove the dark veil of spiritual blindness. It was the 
tory of how each had been brought out into God's 
3'lorious light. This light and its accompanying joy 
was literally radiated upon the faces of these three 
S^oung men as they spoke. All who heard the testimon- 
ies realized how very much worth while is the work 
Grod has led us to carry on among our Lord's brethren 
according to the flesh. 

With these young men at the morning church ser- 
vice were Brother and Sister Elias Zimmerman, in 
charge of the Los Angeles Jewish Mission, and a dele- 
gation of Jewish Christians. These too spoke of the 
way God is working among the Jewish people. 

The Lord is blessing this work and its future is 
bright. Let us pray for Brother Zimmerman, that he 
may be given wisdom from above and the power of the 
Spirit of God. Pray for the Jewish people among 
whom this work is being carried on. Pray for these 
fine young men and for others who have been accepting 
Christ. The pathway of their Christian experience is 
a far more difficult one to traverse than is that of the 
average Gentile believer. 

Christ is not recorded in the Gospels as having quoted 
from the books of Ruth, Ezra, Nehemiah, Song of Solo- 
mon or Obadiah. None of these books have been under 
the fire of higher critics. The only ones that are dis- 
puted are those which Christ Himself endorsed. 


It has been customary tlirough past }'eaiV that when 
church buildings were erected, the mission Loards have 
had to do the erecting themselves. But today we are 
seeing a new day in the spiritual development of our 
people whom Brother Sewell Landrum is shepherding 
in the field. Thej^ are planning to go right ahead and 
build their own building. They are going up into the 
hills and cutting down the timber that has been do- 
nated for the new church. They are hauling the logs 
to the mill that is right across from the new site. The 
people on every side said to the Secretary when he was 
there a few weeks ago, "We will do all we can to help." 
One generous lady of means who owns much property 
in that section deeded the ground to the Council out- 
right without a cent of cost. It is an attractive site 
that other interests had been seeking for roadhouse, 
stores and garages, but she chose to give it to the Lord's 
work rather than accept a good price for any other pur- 

While these folks have plenty of timber, and plenty 
of time to help in erecting the building, tliey are short 
of cash with which to buy windows, doors, paint, roof- 
ing, and hardware. If any of our readers feel led to 
help supply any of these things, here is a list. Pick otii 
ani/thing you want to, designate it with your gift and 
send the amount to the office of the Council and it will 
be sent direct to the field for that purpose. 

10 windows, $.5.00 each. 

2 front doors, $10.00 each. 

5 regular doors, $.5.00 each. 

Hardware, hinges, locks, nails, bolts, etc., $30.00 

23 rolls roofing, $2.25 per roll. 

30 gallons of paint, $2.90 per gal. 

"The Lord zcill prozide" 

Brother Landrum is now holding meetings in the 
school building, but it is too small to hold half of what 
would desire to come. We now have a Sunday School 
of 125. It will be necessary to wait till the church is 
up before we can bring in any more. 

This announcement is made for those who pray as 
well as those who give so that the needs may be known. 


Faith is rudimental; prayer is monumental. One is 
a cornerstone on which all is built; the other a capstone 
in which all that is built reaches a climax of complete- 

Don't be too easily scared. The devil uses a good 
many blank cartridges. 

You don't have godliness in triumph unless you can 
carve contentment out of God's providence, whatever 
the dish is that is set before you. 

Pray for others. By making an errand to God for 
them, you will get something for yourself. 


— THE— 

— with our Secretai^r 

I'or tlif first time \\r Iia\c been jjrivileged to hold 
a meetirifi- in Limestone, Tenn. We have had many in- 
\itations but previously we have been unable to aeeept 
any of them. Limestone is a country church and is one 
of the earliest churches organized by the Progressive 
Brethren. We were sur]3rised at the vigor and zeal of 
this congregation. W^e learned however, that a strong 
human factor rests in the jserson of Miss Mary Pence. 
Slie has been a tower of strength of this church. But 
she is not alone responsible for the strength of this peo- 
ple. There are quite a number of spiritual, Bible-taught 
CJiristians is the leadership of this church. 

Walter Lewis, who is one of Brother William 
dough's young men from Uniontown, is pastor. He at- 
tends the Johnson City College, majoring in music. 
He lo\es the Lord, he loves souls, he is a good preach- 
er, and we enjo3'ed our fellowship with him. There is 
just one thing wrong with him — he needs a wife!! It 
is time that some fine young lady convinced him that 
he needed a wife. His people love him and the com 
niunity hold him in high esteem. 

Tile meetings were well attended from the start. 
Hardly a night passed that the building was not full. 
There was an excellent interest manifested throughout 
the meetings. Faithfulness is a marked characteristic 
of these people. They know how to lay other things 
aside for the work of the Lord. Many decisions were 
made during the meetings and God blessed His people 

These people have a real vision. There is a mission 
ary spirit that is leading them to reach other sections 
of Tensessee. They had a mission started in Johnson 
City, eighteen miles from their present location. 1 1 
was begun while Brother Hill Maconaghy was pasto/ 
of the church. During the depression they were com- 
|)elled to let it go. However, Johnson City is a fine 
field and a good place to start a string of Brethren 
Cliurches throughout the south. 

The fine southern hospitality that we enjoyed there 
was witliout peer. Our home was with the Pences and 
we had man}' invitations to dine out. It will be a pleas- 
ure to accept the hearty standing invitation given by 
the congregation to return soon. There is a real Breth- 
ren Church at Limestone. 


Lcaxing Limestone we drove through Cleveland, 
linn., the home of Bob Jones College, to pick up a 
son and daughter to bring them home for Christmas. 
One evening while there taking dinner in the college 

dining hall, some handy individual entered the auto 
mobile and helped himself to two winter suits, two 
shirts, a rain coat, and a fountain pen. It was quite 
an introduction to Christmas. Since then, we have been 
admiring every nice looking barrel that we saw. It is 
jjeeuliar how quickly our ideas change under varying 
circumstances! We wonder what the old devil will 
think up next for us. 


The zeal and progress of this group is simply amaz- 
ing. Without a i^astor or any guiding hand, except the 
Lord's, these people have gone ahead with remarkable 
success. They have purchased two fine lots, and they 
have their building already up and completed on the 
outside. Much of the interior work has also been fin- 
ished. Their heating plant has been installed and it 
is likely that services will be held in the new structure 
in a couple of weeks. We plan to run the announce- 
ment of the date and program of the dedication ser- 
vices in our next issue. 

The New 





There is a local minister who has been preaching for 
these folks for some time. Dr. J. C. Beal is expected to 
take the pulpit if these folks beginning Feb. Lst, .and 
to continue for two months. Brother Frcnk Coleman, 
Jr. has been secured as pastor at Waterloo and will be- 
gin his services there April 1st. Brother Graham Hay 
has favored us with a fine newsy report of the doings 
in Waterloo and he has also sent us a picture of their 
group as it meets today, and aso a picture of their 
building at the jsresent state. We believe that God will 
glorify Himself in Waterloo through thij work in the 
days that shall follow, until Jesus comes. Let all the 
praying folks remember this earnest band of God's peo- 
ple in Waterloo. 


Our first meeting of the new year was held in our 
mission |)oint at Juniata, Penna. There is a splendid 
group of Bible loving Christians in our Juniata chureh. 
The church has been having quite a struggle and has 
not made very great progress, due to many adversaries 
and difficulties. 

FEBRUARY 17, 19 4 

Brother Ernest Pine is pastor of this field and has 
been doing some very fine work in organizing and 
molding the policies of the work for a great future. 
His has been foundational work since the very begin- 
ning of his ministry in Juniata. God has blessed and 
much has been accompished. The peope are working 
and sacrificing in a real way in order to complete their 
building. Thev are beginning to realize the futility of 
trying to build up a large Sunday School without ac- 
commodations. To have all of the classes in one room, 
with the attendant confusion and distractions, is a han- 
dicap that they are trying hard to overcome. They now 
have the rest rooms finished in the basements, they 
have their cement floor all in, their fui-nace room is 
about completed, and now they are planning to lay a 
new floor in the main auditorium and put in comfort- 
able pews in the place of the very uncomfortable bench ■ 
es that they now have. They have most of the money 
on hand to do this, part of which has been provided by 
the Council and the balance by the local people. 

Our home while in Juniata was with Mr. and Mrs. 
Edwin Kime and it was a real home indeed. Every 
kindness was shown us and we were very grateful for 
it. In fact, the entire congregation were most hospit- 
able and kind to us. It was a pleasure to work again 
with Brother Ernest Pine, this being the third meet 
ing that we have worked together in winning souls. 

We believe that there is a real future for the Juni- 
ata church as a group that stand out for the funda- 
mentals of the gospel of Christ in no uncertain way. 
There is need in this community for a real Bible con 

ference church. ^Nlay our Father God bless these folks 
and lead them on to real victory in the days to come, is 
our praver. 



NOTE : (All funds are for general fund, except oth- 
erwise designated. (Ma) Magazine; (A.W.) Alton 
Witter; (T) Tent; (D.M.) District missions. 
Winchester. (H) Publishing of Herald. 
Mrs. Ida !M. Brower, Flora, Ind. (Ma) 
Mrs. Jennis Jurdon, Flora, Ind. (Ma) 
J. O. Engbrecht, Freman, S. Dakota (Ma) 
:Mrs. W. A. Morrill, Lemore, Calif. (Ma) 
Mrs. Seltha Dawson, Marion, Ind. (Ma) 
Jr. W.M.C., Peru. Ind. 
Wm. Johanson, Shipshewanna, Ind. (Ma) 
Mrs. Homer Maust, Meyersdale, Pa. (Ma) 










W.M.S. Conemaugh, Pa. 
W.M.S., Philadelphia, Pa., 

3rd Church (A.W.) 17..3'2 

National W. M. C. (W) (Gen) 1.31.71 

^Ir. Clarence Holland, Indianapolis, Ind. (Ma) ..50 
Men's Magnify Brotherhood, 

Southern Calif. (T) 45.00 

1st Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. 

(Sept.. Oct., Nov., Dec, Jan.) (D.M.) 906.75 
Mrs. C. L. West, Peru, Ind. (Ma) .50 

Mrs. Otto Stout, Nappanee Ind. (Ma) .50 

W.M.C. of 1st Brethren Church, 

Whittier, Calif. (H) 25.00 

Thanksgiving Offering Report 

NOTE : All funds are for general fund, except those designated as fol- 
lows: (E) Evangelism; (K) Kentuckv ; (Wo) Wooster; (Co) Compton; 
(L) Literature; (CI) Cleveland; (Wi) Winchester; (H) Harrah : (H.P.) 
Harrah, Pastor; (Ju) Juniata; (A.W.) Alton Witter; (S.D.) San Diego; 
(R.P.Miss.) River Park ^fission; (T)Tent. 

Mr. A. B. Johnson, Roland, Ark $ 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Crist, Peoria, 111 10.00 

G. C. Brumbaugh, Hill City, Kans. . . 5.00 
Clarence Holland, 

Indianapolis. Ind. (E) 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. Beckner, 

Norwood. Ohio 5.50 

A Friend 1.00 

Mrs. D. L. Fox, Bakersfleld, Calif.. . . 2.00 

O. L. Logan, Seattle. Wash 5.00 

Mrs. Lucy Metz, Ocheyedan, Iowa... 5.00 

A Friend 175.00 

C. Frank Myers and Family, 

Hagerstown, Md 15.00 

Mrs. E. E. Focht, Richmond, Ind 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Grise, Damascas, 

Ohio (No. Georgetown Brethren 

Church) 10.00 

H. S. Eyman, Big Bow, Kans 5.00 

Mrs. A. F. Williams, McLouth, Kans. 5.66 
Mrs. Sarah C. Yoder, 

Covina, Calif. (E) 5.00 

Mrs. Lucy N. Bond, Dania, Fla 5.00 

Mr. N. F. McDonald, Milford, Ind... 5.00 
New Kensington, Pa.: 

Roy A. & Warren Bowser 10.00 

Lizzie Bowser (E) 10.00 

$ 20.00 
Miss Effie Agnes Senseman, 

Tipp City, Ohio 10.00 

Mrs. Velina Kent, Wakarusa, Ind. . . . 5.00 

Mr. Herbert C. Richert, 

Hillsboro, Kans 5.00 

Mrs. Joe Haas, Lakeville, Ind 2.00 

James Keadle. Mapleville, Md. (E) . . 2.50 

Mrs. Grace Hurley, Sunol, Calif 5.00 

Mrs. Mart Kilian. Elkhart, Ind 5.00 

Miss Jo. L. Morris. Anderson, Ind.. . , 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Mow, 

Los Angeles, Calif 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. L. Funk, 

Needmore, W. Va 10.00 

Mrs. Vesta Cobb, Neihart, Mont 5.00 

Elizabeth Steele, Ruffsdale, Pa 1.00 

Mrs. Bonnie E. Ashton (1st Brethren 

Church, West Alexandria. Ohio) . . . 6.00 
Dr. & Mrs. J. W. Tibbals, 

Panora, Iowa 15.50 

Mrs. Frank Sprague, Jefferson, Iowa. 2.00 

Addie M. Cole, Hampton, N. J 5.00 

Mrs. Seltha Dawson, Marion, Ind. . . 10.00 

Mrs. Belle Zook, Huntington, Ind. . . . 5.00 

Mrs. George Huddleson, Peru, Ind. . 5.00 

Edith R. Hall. Williamsport, Pa. (K) 5.00 
Mrs. Clara C Beegle. 

Polk, Ohio (Gen) (Wo) (K) 26.00 

Mrs. Bessie E. Petrie, 

Stephens City, Va 3.00 

Mrs. Rose T. Replogle, 

Collingswood, N. J 1.00 

Mr. R. R. Boon, Dunham, Calif 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Lindower, 

Hartville, Ohio 12.50 

Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Beringer, 

Hollidaysburg, Pa 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Ulbricht, 

South Bond. Ind. (Co) 5.00 

New Lebanon, Ohio: 

Mrs. Minnie Weaver 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. V. A. Denlinger 7.00 

Total $ 8.00 

Lanark, III.: 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Miller 25.00 

James E. Miller 1.00 

Ralph Flickinger 25.00 

Lillian E. Dick 5.00 

Total $ 56.00 

Milledgeville, III.: 

Mr. & Mrs. Madden Crouse 50.00 

Mrs. W. L. Puterbaugh 25.00 

Miss Dessa Hanna 5.00 

Total $ 80.00 

Falls City, Nebr.: 

Mrs. Ada Prichard (E) 10.00 

Mrs. Harriet Kimmel (E) (L) . . . . 10.00 

Mrs. Amelia Kimmel 1.00 

Total $ 21.00 

Roann, Ind.: 

Mr. & Mrs. S. M. Anderson 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Harley Black 10.00 

Mrs. Ares Flora 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Baker 11.00 

Miss Helen J. Baker 5.00 

Louis Baker 5.00 

Total .$ 38.00 

Highland Brethren Church, 
Marianna, Pa.: 

Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Hoover 28.00 

Gifts less than $6.00 4.60 

Total $ 32.50 


Brethren Mission, 

East Los Angeles, Calif.: 

CongreEation 60.96 

Isolated Members 15.00 

Mr. J. H. Sommers, 

White Swan, Wash 5.00 

Miss Mabel Crawford, 

French Equitorial Africa (T) 20.00 

Calvary Brethren Church, 
Hampton, N. J.: 

Mr. & Mrs. S. F. Weber 5.00 

A. G. Hann 5.00 

Total 5 10.00 

Pleasant Grove Brethren Church, 
North English, Iowa: 

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Myers 30.00 

Church Offering 3.30 

Total 33.30 

Second Brethren Church, 
Hagerstown, Md.: 

Rev. & Mrs. Roy S. Long, 
Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Williams. 
Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Finfrock. 

Mrs. Delia M. Baer 

Gifts less than $5.00 






Total $ 27.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Clay City, Ind.: 

Mrs. L. C. Rentschler. . . 
Ever Welcome Class . . . . 
Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Roush . 


Mt. View Brethren Chur 
Hollins, Va.: 


1st Brethren Church, Mc 

Sunshine Class 

Kings Daughters Class 

Jacob Dively 

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Div( 
Gifts less than $5.00. 



Gifts less than $5.00 (E. S.) . 


Total $ 47.10 

St Brethren Church, Allentown, Pa 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Biege 

Rev. & Mrs. F. F. Coleman, Jr. . 

Miss Grace Fehnel 

Mr. & Mrs. J. O. Huffert 

Mr. & Mrs. Kunkel 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Kamoie 

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Musselman . . . . 

Mr. & Mrs. Carol Parks 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Silbe 

and Family .... 
Miss Elsie Silberma 
Miss Miriam Silbe 
Mr. & Mrs. Russel Silbe 
Misses Ethel & Eileen Silbe 
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Seagre 
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Zahn . 
Sunday School 




Intermediate .... 
Young Men's Clas 

Adult Class 

Women's Class . . 
hurch Mission Bala 




















Third Brethren Church, 
Philadelphia, Pa.: 

Mr. & Mrs. H. Edilmann , 
Intermediate C. E. Society (A.W 
Mr. & Mrs. C. Buchter (A.W.) 
Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Henery (A.W. 

Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Henery 

Mr. Jacob Muller (A.W.) 

Mr. & Mrs. G. Welte (A.W.) , . 
Mr. & Mrs. E. Haines (A.W.) , . 
Rev. & Mrs. Wm. Steiffer (A.W 
Rev. & Mrs. Wm. Steiffer (J) . . 
Mr. & Mrs. P. Pfaff, Sr. (A. W.) 
Mr. & Mrs. P. Pfaff. Jr. (A.W.) 

Gertrude Gallagler (Wi) 

Gertrude Gallagler (A.W.) .... 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Wilkey (A.W.) 
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Amey (A.W.) 

Chrissie Dunyan 

Chrissie Dunyan (A.W.) 


A Friend 5.00 

Gifts less than $6.00 1.26 

Gifts less than $5.00 (Wi) 2.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (A.W.) 2.00 

Total $160.26 

Carlton Brethren Church, 
Garwin, Iowa: 

Rev. & Mrs. Harold Parks 25.00 

Mrs. May Richards and 

Miss Emma Richards 17.00 

Mrs. Opal Lowry 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Winterowd. . . 5.00 

Carlton Church 22.76 

Sunday School 5.00 

S. M. M 6.00 

W. M. C 2.75 

Total $ 92.51 

1st Brethren Church, Alloona, Pa.: 

Mrs. Savilla Deaner 10.00 

Rev. R. L. Rossman Family 7.00 

Primary Class 5.10 

Men's Bible Class 5.00 

Women's Missionary Society 5.00 

Senior S. M. M 5.00 

L. S. Stombaugh Family 6.00 

A. J. Fyock Family 5.00 

W. C. Schmelzlen Family 6.00 

L. D. McPruade Family 5.00 

C. W. Gerhart and Wife 5.00 

C. S. Beach and Wife 6.00 

P. E. Sorge and Wife 10.00 

Church in General 26.37 

H. Hammond and Family 5.10 

Gifts less than $6.00 12.40 

C. Flick and Wife 6.00 

Total $124.97 

Grace Theological Seminary, 
Winona Lake, Ind.: 

Rev. & Mrs. Robert Williams 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Conard Sandy 10.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 19.00 

Total $ 34.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Buena Vista, Va.: 

Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Lynn 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Smals 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. N. Malles 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Lynn 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. O. F. Pryor 16.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Southers 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Johns 6.00 

Smaller Amounts 28.50 

Total $ 78.60 

1st Brethren Church, 
Sunnyside, Wash.: 

Don Hadley 15.00 

Esther Keller 5.00 

Mary Hostetler 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Bert Padgham 5.00 

Bessie Turner 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Turner 

(Gen) (E) 10.00 

F. R. and Mabel Wescott 15.00 

E. W. Reed 5.00 

Mrs. E. W. Reed 5.00 

Lucille Reed 5.00 

Walter Reed 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Weed 6.00 

Jovce L. Strout 6.00 

Mrs. H. M. Lichty 6.00 

Mrs. Nettie Harris 5.00 

Donald E. Muir (E) (H) 10.00 

Mrs. & Marguerite Hoffman 

(Gen) (L) 6.00 

Berean Class (H.P.) 10.00 

Mrs. Grace Turner (Gen) (H) .... 10.00 

Miscellaneous (E) 1.75 

Miscellaneous 23.99 

Total $162.74 

1st Brethren Church, 

Beaver City, Nebr.: 

Mr. & Mrs. G. B. Seibert and Helen 40.00 

Mrs. Viva Kitchens 30.00 

Maurine Miller 10.00 

Mrs. C. D. Miller 5.00 

Mrs. Ida Canfield 5.00 

Mrs. Emma Atwood 6.00 

Leta Beth Beeler 5.00 

Gifts less than $6.00 23.86 

Total $123.85 

1st Brethren Church, 
Washington, D. C: 

Miss Mabel E. Donaldson 100.00 

Mr. R. E. Donaldson 100.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Dooley 11.00 

Mrs. May Downs 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Dyer 10.00 

Mrs. A. A. Fairall 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Gardner 5.00 

Miss Miriam Gilbert 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. O. D. Hale 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Innis H. Hart 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Keller 15.00 

Rev. & Mrs. H. A. Kent 10.00 

Mrs. S. H. May 20.00 

Mrs. A. McCartney 5.00 

Mrs. Elsie T. Merrick and 

Miss Mary A. Merrick 6.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Merrick 30.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Munch 26.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. F. Newcomer 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Raum 10.00 

Mrs. D. B. Sampson 10.00 

Katherine J. Sampson 5.00 

Margaret E. Sampson 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. R. T. Saunders 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Simmons 100.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Smith 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Stillwell 8.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Tamkin 40.00 

Mrs. O. H. Taylor 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Haily Vickery 8.00 

Mr. F. M. West 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles O. Wiles 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. O. R. Wiles 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Willis Wood 40.00 

S. M. M. (Wi) 5.00 

Intermediate C. E. (Wi) 6.00 

Senior C. E. (Wi) 25.00 

Washington Church 23.46 

S. S. Primary Dept 19.01 

S. S. Jr. Dept 9.16 

F. W. Hartman 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Munch 10.00 

Total $771.12 

1st Brethren Church, 
Danville, Ohio: 

Mr. & Mrs. Ross Magers (CD... 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Conrad 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Basil McElroy 10.00 

Wilma Magers 10.00 

Nellie Magers 10.00 

Mrs. Hugh Banbury 10.00 

Mrs. Mollie Sherman 5.50 

Henry G. Rempel 5.00 

Dorcas Conrad 5.63 

Mrs. Sina Wheaton and Daughter,. 5.00 

Mr. L. A. Wolford and Family 6.00 

Mrs. Lola Burns 5.00 

Mrs. Devilla Bricker 5.00 

Samuel Justice 10.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 13.50 

Mrs. Elsie Williams 7.00 

Miss Grace Sherman 5.00 

Total $156.63 

1st Brethren Church, 
Wooster, Ohio: 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Arnold 25.00 

Mr. Harold Jolliff 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stair 10.00 

Mr. H. F. Holmes 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Wavne Baker 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Martin (Wo),. 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Totten 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Martin 5.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Palmer 15.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 7.00 

Thelma Messmore 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Johnson 6.00 

Total 5 98.60 

Bethel Brethren Church, Berne, Ind.: 

Mr. & Mrs. Bryson C. Fetters 60.00 

J. F. Nash 5.00 

E. A. Juillerat 5.00 

Norma Sprunger 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Clark Sipe 10.00 

Naomi Ellen Sipe 6.00 

Frank Leistner 5.00 

Forest Leistner 6.00 

Addie Sipe 60.00 

Mr. & Mrs. George Sipe 50.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Kuhn 20.00 

. Mr. & Mrs. John Kuhn 20.00 

Elsie Kuhn 12.00 

Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Witter 45.00 

Lorys Witter 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Christy 5.00 

Eloisc Christy 10.00 

Elaine Christy B.OO 

FEBRUARY 17, 1940 

Mr & Mrs. Archie Smitley 10.00 

Mr & Mrs. Wm. H. Smitley 22.00 

Cecil E. Smitley 8-00 

Chalmer Smitley lO-O" 

Nora Smitley ■■-,■., ^-"^ 

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Bailey 6-00 

Blaine Bailey ^ »•"" 

Mr. & Mrs. Archie Parr 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Glen Myers 1»-"" 

Mr. & Mrs. Gid Eiesen b-"» 

J. L. Yaney (E) 5.00 

Mark Parr ^ f"-"" 

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Stephenson 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Karl Kauffman 20.00 

Church ^•,, -, ■ ^^lln 

Sisterhood of Mary and Martha . 5.00 

Total «836.00 

Pike Brethren Church, 
Mundy's Corner, Pa. 

Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Ashman. 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. S. C. Cunningham 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. CunninBham 5.00 

Mr & Mrs. Glenn Grouse 10.00 

Mr & Mrs. Grant Davis (E) (Gen) 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Griffith 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. B. Goughnour 5.00 

Mrs. Gertrude Helsel , 5.00 

Mrs. Morgan Kirkpatnck .iO.OO 

Mrs. Josephine Kerr 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Kerr 10.00 

Mrs. Ed. Knechtel ^ ^ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. James Leonard 16.00 

Miss Rosanna Leonard o-"" 

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Leidy _ 

and Family , "•-" 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wagel 5.00 

Mr-&Mr-AdamRager 10.50 

m" & Mrs. Geo. Rose. ::::::::::: lo.oo 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Rose 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Rose 10-00 

Mr. Glen Rose 5.00 

Miss Mary Jane White 5.00 

Christian Endeavor 10-00 

S. M. M 5.00 

W. M. C 10-»" 

Class No. 2 5.70 

Class No. 4 °-^* 

Class No! 6 |-5* 

General Offering 38-40 

Gifts less than $5.00 1-°^ 

Total «2".30 

River Park Brethren Mission, 
South Bend, Ind.: 

Mr & Mrs. Chas. A. Roskuski. . . . 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Follis 6.00 

Miss Doris V. Follis 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Balsley 10.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Alton M. Witter 

and Family 10-00 

I. Wesley Miller (R.P.Miss.) 10.00 

Mr & Mrs. Wm. Johanson 60.00 

Gifts less than $6.00 H-^l 

Total $136.41 

1st Brethren Church, 
Waynesboro, Pa.: 

Men's Bible Class 26.00 

Friendship Class 26.00 

Lulu B. Minnich 26.00 

Jr. S. S. Dept 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John WoUard 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Bearinger 15.00 

First Primary Dept 12.35 

Third Primary Class 

(Mrs. Harry Miller, Teacher)... 11.20 
Third Primary Class 

Mrs. Edw. Cordell, Teacher) .... 12-00 

G- E. Helman 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Bearinger 10.00 

Mr. Frank Bumgardner 10.00 

Mrs. Frank Bumgardner 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Klipinger 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Edw. Cordell 10.00 

Philathea Bible Class 10.00 

W. H. Bearinger 9.42 

S. S. Nursery Dept V.OO 

Mrs. W. E. Minnich 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Alter 6.00 

S. S. Beginners' Class 7.16 

Mrs. Frank Foster 5.00 

Miss Hypatia Snider 6.00 

Sr. C. E. Society 5.00 

Jr. C. E. Society 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Heefner 5.00 

Mr. Roy Fogle 5.00 

Mrs. Roy Fogle 5.00 

Frances and Jackie and 

Bobby Fogle B.OO 

Live Wire S. S. Class 6.00 

Rev. R. D. Crees 10.00 

Mrs. R. D. Crees 5.00 

Mrs. Jennie Crees 5.00 

Rosemary and Dorothy Crees .... 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Sheeley 5.00 

Chas. E. Martin 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Heefner 5.00 

B. T. Staines 6.00 

S. S. Class No. 10 5.00 

Mrs. B. T. Staines 6.00 

Ruth K. Bouder 5.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Manus 5.00 

Sr. Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 6.00 

Mr. Cletus L. Rock B.OO 

Phylis M. Staines 6.00 

Miss Elsie Good 5.00 

Mr. Lawrence Young 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Sweeney 5.00 

Mrs. V. R. Koontz 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Sheeley 5.00 

Mr. Raymond Carson 6.00 

Mrs. Kenneth Wetzel 5.00 

Mr. Melvin Rock 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. R. Hoover 5.00 

Irene, (George, and Robert Sweeney 6.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Roesenberger 

and Family 8.00 

Mrs. Melvin Rock and Family 5.00 

Gift less than $5.00 64.38 

Signal Lights 5.00 

Total $625.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Dallas Center, Iowa: 

Senior S. M. M 6.11 

Mr. & Mrs. Chas. A. Royer 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Hoover 12.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. O. Gring 16.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Carter 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. F. Hoover 10.00 

Madge Wineland 5.00 

Mrs. J. Lloyd Wenger 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Grief 10.00 

Rev. James S. Cook 5.00 

Mrs. Ida Good 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Robinson 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Noah Hawbaker 5.00 

Mrs. S. E. Butterbaugh 5.00 

W. M. C 5.54 

Sunday School 6.14 

Gifts less than $5.00 20.62 

Total $140.41 

Morrill, Kans.: 

Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Royer 5.00 

Mrs. W. P. Elliott 6.00 

Mrs. Belle Stoner 1.00 

Mrs. Nellie Kistner 1.00 

Total $ 12.00 

1st Brethren Church, Leon, Iowa: 

Mart Newlin 5.00 

Miles Taber 5.00 

Congregation 22.53 

Total $ 32.53 

Fremont, O., Grace Brethren 

Mrs.T. W. Price 5.00 

Mrs. Gordon Gonawein 26.00 

Mrs. Fred Barr 5.00 

Mrs. Oliver Winters 12.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hague 10.00 

Kenneth Winters 5.00 

Mrs. Merle Jacops 5.00 

Mrs. John Voss and Elsie 6.00 

Miss Amelia Voss 5.00 

Mrs. Carl Fisher 5.00 

Edna Mae Teets 5.00 

Durwood Brooks 5.00 

Beryl Price 5.00 

Carl Brooks 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 13.00 

Mrs. Roy Decker 6.00 

Total $120.00 

1st Brethren Church, 

New Troy, Mich.: 

Rev. & Mrs. Russell Williams 10.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 11.50 

Total $ 21.50 

1st Brethren Church, Clayhole, Ky.: 

Clyde & Ruby Landrum 8.00 

Lucinda Landrum 5.00 

Sewell Landrum 3.00 

Ruth Landrum 5.00 

Total $ 21.00 

1st Brethren Church, Turlock, Calif.: 

Mrs. S. R. Hannah 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. J. Buckland 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Heltman 25.00 

Total $ 50. CO 

1st Brethren Church, Listie, Pa.: 

Idella Wills 20.00 

Listie Sunday School 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ira Blough 20.00 

Rev. & Mrs. H. W. Nowag 15.00 

Evelny Blough Memorial 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Good 10.00 

Women's Missionary Council 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Dean R. Maurer 6.60 

Mr. & Mrs. Rube Herst 5.50 

Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Schrock 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Larman 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Trimpey 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zeigler 6.00 

Miscellaneous 33.43 

Total $176.43 


Use me today, O Savior divine; 
Cleanse cind rene'w this servant of Thine. 
Lord, with Thy Spirit fill me, I pray, 
Then in Thy service use me today. 

Use me today. Lord, use even me. 
Use me to lead some lost one to Thee. 
Lead ■where Thou wilt. Lord, open the way, 
And to Thy glory use me today. 

Use me today to scatter the seed, 
Bringing the blessing someone may need. 
Whether I toil or quietly pray. 
Blessed Lord Jesus, use me today. 

— Gertrude R. Du,2:an 




"1 tliank my God upon every remembrance of you, 
always in everj' praj'er of mine for you all making re- 
quest with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from 
the first day until now" (Phil. 1:3-5). 

The text clearly reveals that the great work of God 
is accomplished through fellowship in the gospel. 
Though God alone can give the increase, He is pleased 
to use His redeemed on earth for a great work of 
planting. As a small company of Bible believers in 
Modesto, facing the problems which attend the estab- 
lishing of a Bible witness in a new field, we have this 
sweet confidence that by actual fellowship in the gos- 
(sel, we join hands with many hundreds in whose heart 
God has planted a desire to extend the true gospel 
witness to the ends of the earth. We thank God upon 
every remembrance of j'ou Brethren. May we be faith- 
ful stewards of the manifold grace of God. 

The most of our friends know that this gospel work 
in Modesto is only in its beginning stages. It has be 
gun in a verj' small waj', and has small people in lead 
ership; but we serve a very great God Who is blessing 
the testimony and honoring His Word. 

The erecting of the gospel tent was a great event. 
It reall_v marks our first public appeal in Modesto. The 
five day Bible conference in which Dr. Louis Bauman 
ministered the Word was a feast of fellowship and h 
fine introduction of our witness in this communitj'. The 
most of our work so far has been planting the precious 
Word. We have good reason to believe that Modesto 
is fertile gospel soil and we shall soon see the harvest- 
ing of precious sheaves. Thus far, we have baptized 
three; but many have been blessed, interest is gener- 
ally good, and we have confidence in God that He is 
soon to give a great ingathering. 

At our first communion service, held at the close of 
Dr. Bauman's Bible conference, there were ii at the 
tables and a goodly company of onlookers. 

Our Bible School now has five divisions. The at- 
tendance is becoming more regular and stabilized. Our 
highest attendance, without special program, has been 
59, and at our Christmas program we had 72 present. 
The church services are proportionately well attended. 
All our people are generally faithful to the prayer meet- 
ing, and God is answering prayer in a very real way. 
A wonderful spirit prevailed in our first church busi- 
ness meeting, Jan. 5, at which time a full staff oil 
church officials were elected, as provided by our con- 
stitution. We are expecting great victories in the year 
194tO if our Lord tarries, and if in 19iO oiu- Lord shall 
rend the heavens with the trumpet call that shall rap- 
ture to Himself all who are redeemed in His own j^rec- 
ious blood, to be presented in bodies like unto His own 
glorious body, that will be the greatest of all victories. 

May our Lord Jesus Christ be praised. 





-10 — 

FEBRUARY 17, 19-iO 

Ixev. and Mrs. Richardson 


In many parts of the 
country today there are 
churches without pas- 
torSj pul23its without 
pieachers. The funds 
of several denomina- 
tions have been decreas- 
ing for some years past 
and money is no longer 
available to maintain 
the ministry at full 
strength. Missionary 

operations also have 
had to be curtailed, and 
many an outpost for 
Christ at home as well 
as in foreign lands has 
been abandoned. When 
the idea of a Brethren church in Glendale was first 
born tliere were those who were skeptical and voiced 
their opinions in words such as these, "Why another 
church in Glendale?" or "It's just a waste of time to 
try to start another church in this city." But even ia 
the face of this pessimistic criticism a few Brethren 
wlio had faith in God and His Word met in the home 
of Brother J. R. Dunn for prayer. The first meeting 
was held in this home on Palm Sunday five years ago, 
and these few praj'ed the First Brethren Church of 
Glendale into existence. God has richly blessed us and 
truly we can say with the Psalmist, "I love the Lord, 
because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, Therefore will 
I call upon him as long as I live. Gracious is the Lord, 
and righteous; vea our God is merciful" (Ps. 116:1, 
2, 5). 

We closed our year with a fine report showing an 
increase in every department and auxiiary of the 
church. All bills were paid and a small balance was 
reported in the treasurj^ Our Bible School has been a 
real joy to our hearts and if you are not too easily 
bored with statistics these will give you somewhat of a 
picture of our Bible School. The average attendance 
for 1939 was 191 with an average offering of $14.32. 
A total of $1101.12 passed through our Bible School 
treasury. Total expenditures were $973.45 leaving a 
balance of $127.67. Our Bible School is self supporting, 
is paying for our New Bible School building, and helps 
the church in many waj'S. In special offerings alone 
the Bible School gave $68.17 to foreign missions; $50.8.5 
to Grace Theological Seminary and $83.50 to home mis 
sions. One new department was organized with an av- 
erage attendance of 30 or more. Space will not permit 
me to tell you of the joj's and victories in each de- 
partment of our school and the faithfulness and sacri- 
fice of each officer and teacher. 


Our prayer meetings have been a real source of pow- 
er and blessing to the church. Our Wednesday evening 
praj'er meetings have averaged about 40 in attendance 
and man3' times we have close to 50 in attendance. There 

are two small prayer groups meeting each Tuesday and 
Thursday evening praying for a revival and the salva- 
tion of the lost. Each Thursday morning a small group 
meet at the church and together with the pastor unite 
in pra^-er for the various problems of the church and 
its membership and this group over a year's time has 
proven to be a great source of power. 

The auxiiary groups of the church such as the Wom- 
en's Missionary Council, Christian Endeavor, and Men's 
Brotherhood have a real ministry' and are showing a 
definite growth. The Brethren Women's Bible Class 
meets each Thursday afternoon. Twenty-six were pres- 
ent at last Thursday's meeting. A new j^ersonal work- 
ers' class has been organized and the problems of per • 
sonal work are being studied with a view to putting our 
knowledge into immediate practical experience. 

^lenibership in the church has shown a steady growth. 
We averaaed four new members a month vear. Our 
roll has been purged of a lot of dead timber and we are 
looking forward to great victory in the Lord during 
1940. Financiall}' the church is in excellent condition, 
It has given us great joy to assume another large por- 
tion ($250.00) of the support given toward our pas- 
tor's salary and are looking forward to that day in the 
not too far distant future when we can assume all re- 
sponsibility, enabling that money that has been used 
toward our support to be used in other channels. More 
than $1200 was given last year to support various mis- 
sionary endeavors. Again it rejoices our hearts to re- 
port the year closed with all bills paid and a sizeable 
balance ($219.00) in our treasury. God has certainly 
been good to us. We have preached His Word to the 
best of our ability and many strangers are being at- 
tracted to us through the preaching of the Word in its 
simplicitj' and power. It is true that the path has not 
always been one of victory and the way has been filled 
with discouragements but all of these have enabled uj 
to prove over and over again that our God is El Shaddai, 
the All-sufficient One. 

The First Brethren Church of Glendale is truly 
thankful for your prayer and sacrifice for if it had not 
been for your willingness to be used of Him the above 
report would not be possible. Brethren continue to pray 
for us. 

This report is truly God's answer to the pessimistic 
outlook of those who questioned the advisability of es- 
tablishing a Brethren church in this city and to any- 
one anywhere who questions the establishment of Breth- 
ren churches throughout the length and breadth of this 

There are 365 "fear nots" in the Bible, or one for 
every day in the year. 

Are there some things in the Bible j'ou do not under- 
.stand? Rest a while on Deut. 29:29. 

Psa. 119:11 suggests one way to carry the Bible. 

Note the three sentinels that are placed to guard the 
Scriptures: one in the beginning, one in the middle and 
one at the end: Deut. 4:2, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19. 




This wek we hear from another of our home mission 
churches — not from one of the grown-ups, but from a 
girl in the Junior Department. Perhaps she would nev- 
er have known the Lord Jesus if you had not given yorr 
pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters for home missions 
We will let j^ou decide for yourself, after reading Ce- 
cle's story, whether you think she is glad that you did 
all you could for home missions. 

How My Family and I Were Saved 

Bii Cede Stivers 

On a summer day several years ago, a nice young 
lady came to call on my mother. She was working for 
the Lord. ISlj grandmother and her friend had asked 
the 3'oung lady to call and ask my mother if I might 
start to Sunday School. 

Mv mother let me go. She knew I should be in Sun- 
day School because she said she always attended when 
she was a little girl. 7 

My daddy would take me to the little store building 
where the Brethren Church of Glendale then met, 
and then come after me. ^Mother and daddy didn't go. 
Mother said it was because my little sister was too 
small yet. She was a tiny baby. 

One Sunday Brother Donald Carter (our pastor at 
that time) and his fiance, came behind us in his car. 
They were going to the new church for services. I 
begged mother and daddy to follow them and go to 
church too, but thev said, "No," and I cried and cried. 

Some time later my big cousin Mildred told mother 
I was the first one to go forward when Brother Carter 
gave the invitation to accept the Lord Jesus as my Sav- 
ior. ^Mother said she was so ashamed of herself be- 
cause she hadn't been the one to get me in Sunday 
School. So my mother started to Sunday School too. 
My little sister stayed home with daddy. ' 

^Mother and I used to kneel by the bed and pray and 
cry, and pray for daddy to know the Lord Jesus too. 

One time Brother Carter and R.Paul INIiller came to 
talk to daddy. Daddy said he loved the Lord Jesus and 

wanted Him as his Savior. My daddy was baptized on 
Easter Sunay, and he wrote this poem about sinners 
accepting the Lord Jesus as their Savior: 

Prisoners of the World 

Come, all you young sinners, and listen to me: 
Accept the Lord Jesus ; then you will be free. 
Accept the Lord Jesus and say you'll be mine. 
For eternal life is a mighty long time. 

Accept tlie Lord Jesus with hearts brave and true. 
Don't take any other — you're beat if you do. 
Don't take any other, no matter what kind. 
For Jesus is holy and truly divine. 

Now listen, young sinner, I know it too well 

That Satan would have you in the pits of hell ; 

So take the Lord Jesus and praise Him each day, 

And He will keep you along the right way. 

— Albert William Stivers. 

Now my daddy and mother and Milly Jane fmy sis- 
ter) are saved because our Lord Jesus died on the cross 
for all of us. 

Won't you tell your daddy and mother about Him too 
so they will go to heaven and live with Him? 

We all go to Sunday School and church now. Daddy 
says it is because "a little child shall lead them" — that 
means me — but I'm in the Junior Department now. 

Sunrise and Sunset Prayer 

Tune — "Jesus Loves Me" 
As the dewdrops catch the gleams 
Of the golden sun's first beams, 
Let my life forever shine. 
Subject to thy will divine. 



Yes, He is coming, 
Yes, He is coming. 
Yes, He is coming. 
First Thessalonians, four, sixteen 

If between the dark and dawn. 
Ere the twinkling stars are gone, 
Christ descends from mansions blest. 
Waiting, let me rise and rest. 

— Sophie Meader. 

Our Bible Character Alphabet 

Answer to B: Balaam. 

C was a man who was sent as a spy into a land God 
liad promised to give his people. 11 other spies went 
with liim. All the spies liked the land, but 10 of them 
were cowards. The}' were afraid of the giants and 
told their people they could not conquer the land. C 
l-new God would help them, and was not afraid, but 
the people would not listen to him. If joi\ do not know 
his name, find it in Num. 13:30-33. 

FEBRUARY 17, 1940 

M^^ ^/-iv^/ 

Our Workers 

Vital Statistics: 

In a letter from Frank Coleman: "Elizabeth Anne 
Coleman (weight 8 lbs., 3 oz.) came to live with us Sun- 
daj', Jan. 21. Mrs. Coleman and the baby are both tip- 

Another "moral" to the story: John Stephen Morrill, 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Morrill (our missionaries) 
of Ashland, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1940. Weight, 8 lbs., 1 oz. 

From First Church of Long Beach Bulletin: "Lois 
Carter arrived in the home of Elder and Mrs. Donald 
F. Carter, La Verne (Calif.) on Jan. 17, weighing 7 
lbs., 4 oz." 


Frank Coleman writes: "Incidentally, the new copy 
of the new magazine came yesterday. I took a copy of 
it down and asked Elizabeth Anne (that's my new 
daughter, she's a very precocious child) what she 
thought of it. She avows it's the most readable periodi- 
cal she ever saw, and a credit to the ones who produced 
it. Really it is to be described in superlatives." 

Filet (Akron) Ohio Bulletin: "Have you seen it — 
The Brethren Missionary Herald? It's one of the finest 
Christian magazines we have ever seen. And to think 
it can be had for the almost unbelievable subscription 
price of $1.00 per year. " 

Conemaugh, Pa. Bulletin: "Brethren Missionary Her- 
ald subscriptions are coming in fine!" 

Sunny side. Wash. Bulletin: "Did you get your copy 
this week? Did you read it!? $1.00 a year. . . . Give 
your name and $1.00 to the pastor. . . .today." 

Second Church of Los Angeles Bulletin: "See for 
yourself that you can't do without it. Then hand your 
dollar for a year's subscription to. . . .the pastor. Do it 


"Attend the 'Back to the Bible' evangelistic services 
Jan. 30-Feb. 18 at the First Brethren Church, Waynes- 
boro (Pa.)." This is the church of which Bro. R. D. 
Crees is pastor. (From an invitation card.) 

"Paging you ! to come and hear Evangelist H. L. 
Dunning, at the Bethel Brethren Church, Osceola, Ind., 
in the 'Back to the Bible' campaign." (From a card.) 

The West Tenth St. Brethren Church of Ashland, 
O., entertained the "America Back to God" quartet for 
five days recently. The brief series closed with an at- 
tendance of 351. A number have come to Christ as a 
result of these meetings. 

We read ■with regret that the Vinco Brethren have 
not been allowed to worship in their church owing to 
the fact that the doors have ben padlocked. The case 
has received considerable publicity through the news- 
papers. We request j)raj'er for the pastor, Brother Ord 
Gehman, and the people who desire to know and do 
God's will in that congregation. 

Interesting Statistics from the Waj'nesboro, Pa. Bul- 
letin: "1939 is reported to be the best financial year 
in her history. $539.5.10 was received during the year 
for current expenses and missions ($1200 over previous 
3'ear). 18,138 people attended a total of 123 services 
during the year, an average of 148 per service. A par- 
tial report told of $139 given for Grace Seminary on 
Christmas Sunday. 

A Fifth Anniversary and Dedication Service was held 
in the new home of the First Brethren Church of Cleve- 
land, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1940. Pev. A. L. Lynn, pastor of 
the First Church of Johnstown, delivered the dedica- 
tory address. Tom Hammers is the pastor of this church 
which after five years without a permanent location 
has at last located itself permanently (till the Lord 
comes) in a new building. 

Teacher of Ethics: According to an Indiana newspa- 
per. Dr. Harry F. Ward, professor of Ethics at Union 
Theological Seminar}^, has lost his office as president 
of the American League for Peace and Democracy. The 
fact that the organization was one of Moscow's babies 
was dug up by the Dies Committee, and the League 
disbanded. At a banquet, the dying breath of the or- 
ganization, Dr. Ward declared the Dies Committee had 
created the Communist myth and criticized movements 
to aid Finland against Russia. Among those sending 
felicitations to the doctor at his retirement was Earl R. 
Browder, head of the American Communist Party. 

A Challenge to Brethren Home Missions came to the 
writer recently in the form of a folder entitled "The 
Christian Riiral Fellowship Bulletin." It contained 
an article, "Rural Poverty and Rural Morale," which 
purported to be an analysis of the "spiritual" needs of 
America's under-privileged and an answer to those 
needs. The exact source of the folder we do not know, 
but from several internal evidences, it seems to be a 
child of the so-called "I'ederal Council of Churches of 
Christ in America." The writer bemoaned the admitted 
fact that millions of the uneducated and under-privil- 
eged are turning to what he called "Holy Roller" sects. 
This he said was because the "liberal" churches, the 
only ones "culturally" and "intellectually" qualified to 
give them a message that would lift them, do not seem to 
be interested! Evidently the social gospelites aren't 
too enthusiastic about their own message. Among the 
suggested cures the writer gave were: a better economic 
base and a better education for the poor, patience with 
the "Holy Roller" denominations during their adoles- 
cence, and last and most astounding, he asked the ques- 
tion, "\^Tiy should not a liberal message be warm and 
personal as well as rational and social?" ^Vllat an out- 
look for America if it must depend upon a message like 
that for its spiritual salvation ! 

— 13 — 


Robert A. Ashme 

12 S. Clay St. 

Rev. Leo 

4007 Taco 
Fort Way 



Y. P. Topic Editor 

tev. Norman Uphou 

Winchester, Va. 

ws Editor 
race Allshouse 

The Brethren 
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Junior Topic Editor 
Miss Miriam Gilbert 

1539 — 25th St. S. E. 
Washington, D. C. 


At this writing the only response we have had to 
our request for the pastors' birthdays and favorite 
Scripture verses came from Allentown. Please don't 
delay in this matter or it may be too late. What do we 
want it for? Well, watch the C. E. columns and you'll 
soon find out. By the way, we've decided we want the 
birthday and favorite verse of your pastor's wife too. 
Write your news editor, Miss Grace Allshouse, 3326 S. 
Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 


(Eccl. 11:1-6; II Tim. 4:1-8) 

Suggestions for the Leader 

For several months our topics have brought us face 
to face with the great need of personal work. How 
many have actually decided to profit by these studies 
and do something for the Lord? It requires determina- 
tion to start getting decisions for Christ, but determin- 
ation avails but little unless carried out. The young 
man astray from his father's home determined to go 
back; the real benefit came when he actually arose and 
went to the place of blessing. 

In witnessing for Christ, we are liable to neglect our 
responsibility and wait for a better time and place. 
About us are plenty of opportunities to testify for the 
Lord. "Be instant in season and out of season" means 
to do it always. 

A gold miner in the far west who lived in a hut along 
side of a mountain spent his daj^s panning gold. When 
he djed the company that purchased his propert}' dis- 
covered a rich vein of gold in his back yard. He lived 
with it for years but didn't know it. So it is with us. 
Some day we will see that our opportunities in this land 
in our communities are great. How few there are who 
actuallv take advantage of them. If we have good in- 
tentions, let us put them into practice. Undoubtedly the 
Lord expects us to do great things as He assures us of 
confidence and strength. 

ECCL. 3:1; PS. 102:13; GAL. 6:9. 

God has order and a system to the operation of the 
universe. Things are done on time and never haphaz- 
ard. The springtime follows the winter. The move- 
ments of the great bodies in the heavens take place with 

the accuracy of the finest clock. These laws may be 
called laws of nature but God is back of them and 
brings them to pass. 

In the history of the church, we see regular seasons 
for spiritual revivals. Every time there is serious lack 
within tlie church, God has taught the importance of a 
revival. Even in the hearts of individuals there come 
times for conversion. The Lord so directs and arranges 
events and circumstances that in His own time men 
should be converted to Himself. It does not mean that 
the salvation of souls is like raising a crop of wheat. 
We can have conversions all through the year and not 
only at special drives. 

It is wise to see where the Lord is working and get 
in there to work too. If we know prophecy and the 
signs of the times, we ought to know where to work 
most effectivelJ^ These are the dark days but still 
days of acceptance for all those who will come to Christ. 


Seed-sowing and harvesting are going on at the same 
time. While the Word of God is finding its way into 
the hearts of some j^eople, it will be ready for harvest 
in another. If we are instant in season and out of sea- 
son, we will be looking for those who are about to yield 
to Christ. 

Jesus told the disciples the field was white unto 
harvest. He meant there were plenty of opportunities 
to lead the lost to salvation. He proved this statement 
by talking to the woman at the well and immediately 
bringing her to realize her need for the Lord. 

How easy it is for us to be side-tracked and get on 
another issue even though we would like to talk about 
the Lord. To have victory here will require strength 
to bring the discussion back to the important thing. 
The disciples may have thought that a great work was 
to be done and somehow they would help in it. They 
had not yet learned the importance of starting with the 
individual and converting that one to God. 

In our work this year, we can do nothing better for 
our society, and for our Lord too, than to bring some- 
one to Christ. Set out with the purpose to talk about 
the Lord. See whether or not the field is ready for 

A CONVENIENCE. ACTS 2-1:25; MK. 6:31; 
ACTS 17:21. 

Putting off Christian things because we feel we are 
too busy or it would cause us some effort now is one 
of the devil's waj's to gain victory with some people. 
They know soul-winning, encouraging weak Christians, 
or teaching new converts, would be the thing to do, but 
they draw back from the responsibility. If we do only 
what is convenient, it does not cost us much. Real dis- 
cipleship requires some sacrifice. Self-denial is a Chris- 
tian trait. We often have to assist in unpleasant things. 

Do not let timidity rule your future. It is possible to 
overcome those things that hinder. The first attempts 
for the Lord may seem imperfect or failures. Never- 
theless, persistent trial makes us better. Practice in 

— 14— 

FEBRUARY 17, 1940 

the little things prepares us for greater things. If we 
wait for a more convenient time we may not make jJi'o- 
gress in the next ten years. There is no better time 
than now to si^eak a word and do a deed to prove your 
interest in personal work. 

CONVENIENT. PROV. 22:13; 20:4. 

Conditions about us will never be ideal to conven- 
iently make a stand for the Lord. The enemy sees to 
it that we have these unfavorable conditions. We can 
expect them in the world. The Shepherd has been 
smitten by those who were cruel, and they do not have 
anything better in mind for us. If we are to be a power 
with God, it will be because we take an active stand 
against sin and indicate some real convictions for the 

In times of severe stress, God needs men like Noah 
or Daniel or Elijah. These men along with many oth- 
ers pledged to be true to the Lord regardless of the 
surrounding conditions. In some cases, the people were 
sinful and even turned away from God for idols. These 
men determined to die before they would be untrue to 
their God. 

We can not tell what we will experience in the years 
to come. Now is the time for the decision. Can we say 
like Joshua, "As for me and my house we will serve 
the Lord." We may be in the minority. 

Additional Scripture 

The anger of Ahab and the horde of Baal's follow- 
ers when Elijah witnessed at Carmel: I Kings 18:17, 
18, 22. 

The rain at the confession meeting in the day of 
Ezra; Ezra 10:6-17. 

The wrath of Sanballat and Tobiah and the ruined 
wall, in the time of Nehemiah. Neh. 2:10-17. 

The danger about the path of the Lord Jesus. John 

The objections of the desert and the single hearer 
in the matter of Philip; Acts 8:26-29. 
Questions to be Answered 

1. How do we know that now is the accepted time 
to do personal work? 2 Cor. 6:2. 

2. What excuses are usually made by those constant- 
ly refusing to do Christian work? 

3. What does it mean to be one of God's "minute 
men" for testimony? 

4. How are circumstances altered by a Spirit-led and 
Spirit- filled life? 



Mar. 3, 1940 


Preparation for the lesson 

Plan a contest between the girls and the boys, having 
all come prepared to describe Bible events in which 

the Lord has done that which would have been too hard 
for anyone but God. At the meeting the sides take 
turns describing these events, while the opposing grou^J 
tries to guess what event is being described. The pux-- 
pose is to see which side can present the best set of 
description. In case they are needed, the superinten- 
dent should be prepared to describe other events in 
which God's great power was seen. 

Approach to the lesson 

A man who had ben a very great sinner before he 
was saved was holding an evangelistic meeting. Just 
before he arose to speak someone sent an envelope to 
the platform containing a long list of sins and crimes 
he had committed in that very city before he was saved. 
At first he felt like running away ; but he stejiped to 
the platform and said, "I will read a list of sins and 
crimes I am accused of having committed in this very 
city." After reading each one he said, "I am guilty." 
When he had finished, he said, "Do you wonder why 
I dare to preach to you since I am guilty of all those 
crimes ? It is because 'This is a faithful saying, and 
worthj^ of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into 
the world to save sinners ; of whom I am chief." 

If that man had not been a Christian, jaeople would 
not have wanted to hear him after they learned he had 
been a criminal. But in spite of his sinful past, hearts 
were stirred that night and many people were saved. 
Do you know why? It is because God can do some 
things no one else could possibly do. He can take such 
a man, forgive his sins (Eph. 1:7), make him a new 
creature (II Cor. 5:17), give him power to live a holy 
life ,(Phil. 4:13), make all things (even a sinful life) 
work out for his good (Rom. 8:28). Truly we have a 
wonderful Savior! (Eph. 3:20; Jer. 32:17; Dan. 4: 
35 can be used before the children describe the won- 
derful things He has done.) 




By Bernard N. Schneider 

An English officer was sitting at his desk in his lit- 
tle office in India, reading over some reports. By his 
side, and gently licking his hand, lay a young tiger, a 
big cat with sleepy eyes. Ten minutes before the offi- 
cer had been warned bj' well meaning friends to get 
rid of the fearful looking pet. They tried to convince 
him that it would be dangerous to keep the almost full 
grown beast any longer. But he had laughed at their 
fears. He had raised the cub from the time that he 
had been a few days old, and ever since, the cub had 
followed him around like a faithful dog. He had been 
very careful not to feed the young tiger anything that 
might arouse his jungle nature in him and thought that 
he had succeeded in completely taking his beastly na- 
ture from him. To some he might be a terror, but to 
him he was nothing but an interesting pet, a complete 
slave to his master's wishes, and altogether harmless. 

While he sat there reading his reports, his left hand 
suddenly felt a sharp pain. Obviously, the cat was 
using his playful tongue a little liard on his hand. He 
started to withdraw his hand when lie was startled by 

a deep growl. Instantly, he knew that something was 
wrong. He allowed his hand to remain in its position 
and looked down. The sight he saw made chills go up 
his spine. There was the beast, now sitting up, his tail 
twitching back and forth, his sleepy eyes glowing with 
a strange light as they gazed into his own. The hardy 
action of the beast's tongue had brought forth a drop of 
blood from liis hand, and the taste of just one drop of 
warm life blood had awakened the sleeping nature of 
the tiger. He was no longer a harmless pet, but a 
blood thirsty beast, ready to kill if his desire for more 
was not gratified. Without moving his left hand, or 
s])eaking a word, the officer calmly opened a drawer in 
the desk, pulled out a revolver and shot his pet through 
the head. 

The born again child of God has a sleeping nature, 
which he will do well not to arouse. The Bible calls it 
"the old man," and warns us to "mortify" this sleeping 
tiger, and to "put him off." Some Christian people 
think that the old nature is completely gone in them 
and get careless. But just a little food, just a little 
petting, and the old tiger is awake, going forth and de- 
manding to be fed with the passions of sin. Then fol- 
lows the experience of Romans 7:21-23. 

Betcare do not feed the tiger. 

Matthew writes for Jews ; Mark for Romans ; Luke 
for Gentile converts, and John for all believers. 

The resurrection of Christ is mentioned 108 times in 
the New Testament. 


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Vol. 2 

FEBRUARY 24, 1940 

No. 8 



By Mrs. A. B. Kidder 


When our Women's Missionar}' Council was launched 
at National Conference last August^ time did not per- 
mit us to set up a complete organization and then work 
out the problems presented. Our executive board had 
on their hands the duty of filling offices and laying 
plans for the year^ and all had to be done in a few 
hours' time. They had to outline programs and du- 
ties broadlj', and then scatter to their various homes. 
And what a scattering! Some went east, some west, 
some south; each to work out her part of the problem, 
their onlj' contact for months to be through the mails. 

The rank and file of our women returned to their 
task of organizing or reorganizing their local councils 
to work out the objectives set before us. A well-nigh 
impossible task, it is true, but the setting of the task 
was in answer to prayer, and we realized that its cari-y- 
ing out must depend upon One whose power is Almighty, 
and that power is released by prayer. 

Being assured that we were in the will of our Heav- 
enly Father, we dai-ed to face the future undaunted by 
the hugeness of the task, or the obstacles already loom- 
ing in our path. 

Now the results are beginning to be apparent. As 
we look back to that day when we left Winona Lake be- 
hind, we are led to an appraisal of what the Lord has 
done for us. In a final hasty interview our Vice-presi- 
dent suggested for our devotional topic: Christ Our 
Sufficiency. Another suggestion came in later, and we 
felt incompetent to make the choice alone; so we called 
together a group of our local women, and asked them 
to help prayerfully in that choice. The vote was al- 
most unanimous. In all this we see clearly the hand 
of our gracious Lord. 

Christ has been and is our sufficiency. His helping 
hand has been held out to us in our task; The Home 
Missions Council offered us space in The Brethren 
Herald; and now we are using space in The Brethren 
Missionary Herald. And we want to praise Him in 
this first editorial and to declare that the Women's 
Missionary Council, its national officers, its district 
officers, its local officers, and its loyal members, look 
not to man, but to Christ our sufficiency; and in that 
spirit we go forward in His service. 


These are war days, and we read much about weap- 
ons ; the W. M. C. is not a military organization, but 
we are perforce engaged in a warfare against "the 
rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual 
wickedness." Being at war, our choice of weapon is 
important. If we are to judge by the number of re- 
quests by mail and by word of mouth, asking us to fin- 
ish and publish the Bible study begun at National Con- 
ference, the weapon chosen is surely the "sword of the 
Spirit, which is the Word of God." 

We are acceding to that request by publishing the 
study in the W. M. C. section of this number of The 
Brethren Missionary Herald. May God bless His Word 
to all our hearts and build us up in our most holy faith. 


In our regular columns we are stressing our objec- 
tives for the year. These eight objectives might seem 
to be enough to keep our women busy; but our W. M. C. 
women are exceiDtional women, because we have Christ 
for our sufficiency ; so we are going to propose a ninth 

We have no opportunity to put this before our execu- 
tive board; therefore we must put it before each mem- 
ber of the W. M. C. as an individual. 

Inasmuch as The Brethren Missionary Herald Com- 
panj' is asking for an offering of $5000.00 to meet their 
obligations, and as our W. M. C. is definitely a jjart of 
the new set-u20, should not our women feel it their 
obligation to pray for this need, and in every way to 
get behind this offering.? We have an opportunity for 
personal giving, for taking \\ up in our local councils, 
and for using our influence to laromote a sjsecial offer- 
ing in our local churches. 

Helping to get subscriptions to this fine paper will 
be of value to the company also. And now that we have 
four numbers on hand to show as samples it should be 
easy to interest new subscribers. 


The Bible begins with God and ends with man. In 
the middle verse of the Bible (Psa. 118:8) the two 
are brought together. 

There are 850 Old Testament quotations in the New 
Testament. Clirist Himself in the Gospels quotes from 
22 out of the 39 books. 

It is said tliat there are in the Old Testament 198 
definite jorophecies concerning Christ'sl first coming, 
and 33.3 that center indirectly in Him. 


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J. C. Beal; Offit 

Grace Allshouse. 

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Foreign Missions; Louis S. Bauman. 

Educational: Alva J. McCIain. 

Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 

Women's Missionary Council: Mrs. A. 


Bible School: Tom Hammers; Christian Endeavor: Nor- 
man Uphouse; Student Life Volunteers; Kenneth Ashman: 
Children's: Grace Allshouse; Pulpit and Pew: Alan S. 
Pearce; News Briefs: Robert Culver; Jewish: Arthur 
Carev; Christian Life; A. D. Cashman ; Christ, the Key to 
the Scriptures: Ord Gehman: Doctrine of Christ: Frank 
Coleman, Jr.; Scripture Illustration; Bernard Schneider. 

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South Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. Please send notice 
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President — Mrs. Homer A. Kent, 1420 G St. S. E. 
Washington, D. C. 

Financial Secretary — Mrs. H. W. Koontz, 105 Ot- 
terview Ave., Ghent, Roanoke, Va. 

Literature Secretary — Mrs. Lilly Monroe, 1234 
East 60th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Editor — Mrs. A. B. Kidder, 211 Girard Ave., S. E. 
Canton, Ohio. 

We are repeating the above addresses for your in- 
formation. We know that the paper is going into new 
homes each month, and that as new councils are formed, 
they will require this knowledge as to where to write 
for certain supplies. So again we say: For your mem- 
bership cards and samjjle constitution write to Mrs. 
Kent; for dime collectors and missionary literature to 
Mrs. Monroe. Send your president's name and ad- 
dress to Mrs. Kidder for tJie devotional topics. And 
please note well — all money should be sent to Mrs. 
Koontz. We emphasize this because we have learned 
that some has gone to the treasurer, Mrs. Polman, and 
she just has to remail it to Mrs. Koontz. 

FOR THE YEAR 1939-1940 

1. Regular monthly devotional meetings. 

2. Missionary prayer circle. 

3. Bible reading — entire New Testament, or a chap- 
ter a day of your own selection. 

4. Missionary project — support of Bouca Station, 
with dime calendars turned in not later than Feb. 25. 

5. Special offering lifted in January and July (for 
administrative purposes). 

6. Thank offering received at National Conference 
for Home Missions Council. 

7. Public service held and offering lifted for Grace 
Seminary not later than May 1. 

8. Mission study class using "Biographies of Breth- 
ren Missionaries," Study II. 

Are you stressing these objectives in your local coun- 
cils.!" We are now past the turn of the year and must 
have in mind that the time is growing short till National 
Conference and final reports. 

If you have not a missionary prayer circle, it is not 
too late to start one. Keeping our women in touch with 
our missionaries through prayer will increase their en- 
thusiasm for all the rest of the program of the W.. M. C. 

As to Bible reading — surely each and every member 
of our Council wants to meet this objective. As we 
read the Word we learn God's will for our lives and are 
brought into touch with His power to help us in our 
service for Him. Here, too, if yours is a new council, 
or if you have been negligent in this matter, it is not 

too late to read the New Testament through before the 
final reports go in. A chapter a day of your own selec- 
tion is the alternative. 

It Ls a good idea to have a definite plan for the 
thank offering to keep it in view all the year round, in- 
stead of a grand rush to fill the boxes at the last mo- 

The next outstanding objective is that public service 
with an offering lifted for Grace Seminary. May first 
is the final date set for this project, so we must have 
it in mind for consideration. 

Of course your mission study should be of interest 
to all the women. The better informed we are about 
missions and missionaries the more constructive will 
be our program and work. 

By the time j^ou see this in print your offering for 
Bouca station will no doubt have been forwarded to 
the financial secretary, but if not, do not hesitate to 
send it in after Feb. 25. It will be most gratefully re- 
ceived and there will be a use for it. 

We regret that we have no report to give you in this 
number as to how we came out with our first offering 
for administrative purposes. This copy must be made 
up at the beginning of Februarj', so it is impossible to 
get the information from the secretary. We have been 
told by officers of several councils that the free will 
offering method is bringing in much more than the as- 
sessment method, and we ai*e hoping that will be true 
in the majority of our councils. 


Our topic for the year was surely happily chosen: 
Christ Our Sufficiency. His sufficiency has indeed been 
realized thus far as we undertook in His strength alone 
to carry through the great work of our W. M. C. 

Devotional Program for March: 

Opening Hymn. 

Scripture Reading — Acts 16:16-34. 
Season of Prayer (especially for the unsaved, both 
Jew and Gentile). 
Special Number. 
Business Session. 
Closing Prayer 


The editor's appeal for news of your local councils 
did not reach you in time to get any copy for this num- 
ber, but we are looking forward to much of such ma- 
terial from month to month. We will publish as much 
as we can in the space we have. If not the letter as 
written, we shall use the news items in some way. 


But the Lord has answered our prayer by putting it 
into the heart of one secretary to send us an interesting 
letter about tlieir work, and we herewith offer it as a 

Dear Mrs. Kidder: 

Greetings to all our new national officers and mem- 
bers of our Missionary Council. 

The first of September our council launched a new 
program and as we have had such wonderful response 
we want to tell others. 

At our regular monthly devotional and business meet- 
ings we ask each lady to bring needle, thread and thim- 
ble. We have quilt blocks alreadj^ cut out and while 
the meeting is being conducted our women sew and by 
the close of the meeting we have much accomplished. 

Then every Thursday at 9:30 A. M. we bring our 
lunch and meet in the church basement to sew. Some 
bring their sewing machines. We use bleached sugar 
sacks for the linings and have 18 comforts (crib size) 
completed. Almost everything has been furnished so 
far falthough we have a little black baby in a basket 
with a sign, "T would like more than a band"). With 
this money we buy outing for diapers and gowns. 

W^e have hemmed tln-ee dozen diapers and have 15 
gowns nearly completed. 

We take old and new goods and have made 75 little 
colored dresses. 

At these "work-days" if we run short of material for 
baby clothes we roll bandages. We have 450 rolls of 
six yards each, and still more material to use. 

We aie expecting Miss Tyson here the last of Jan- 
uary and want her to have all that we have made if 
she can use them for tlie new maternity hospital. 

Our council has increased in membership since we 
launched this new sewing program. Our free-will offer- 
ings are just as large as when we had dues and every 
one seems to like it better. 

Each member has a card with a picture of two of 
our missionaries and on the back a short biography. 
We keep these a montli and pray for tliem individually 
and then they are exchanged at the next meeting. 

Our Council will be four years old March 3rd. We 
are hoping that this year will be the most profitable 
for the Lord's work. Pray for us. 

Sincerely in His name, 
Second Brethren Church, 
Long Beach, California. 



We still have a few Bible School Quarterlies 
(International lessons) for the first quarter (Jan. 
-jNIar.) 1910 that might be used to good advantage 
in Bible School or Home Department. We would 
be glad to dispose of them at the price of 5c each 
in lots of 10 or more. 

The Brethren Missionary Herald Company 

3326 S. Calhoun St. 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Commenting on the war and its relation to the work 
in Africa, Miss Mabel Crawford writes home folks, 
"We are all right here, and even though we might be 
cut off from outside supplies for a long time, we could 
live very nicely on the land. In produce, the Lord has 
blessed wonderfully this year. Our garden gives us 
fresh vegetables all year round and we have lots of 
fruit, varying with the seasons. Our only real need is 
flour for we have a good supply of sugar and our goats 
supply our milk and butter. As for meat, we can buy 
beef, at least for the present, from the natives ; then, 
too, we have rabbits, chickens, ducks and goats. 

W^e don't know much about what is happening in 
Europe so probably are much more at rest than you 
who have constant access to radio and newsiJapers. We 
are just going ahead day by day trying to keep panic 
from striking our natives, reassuring them and urging 
them to stay in their villages, to listen to and obey care- 
fullj' all commands of the government. This talk of 
white man's war cannot be tniderstood by most of them. 
In native warfare of olden times when two villages 
fought, as soon as half a dozen people were killed they 
all got to feeling so bad that they had to quit fighting 
to mourn for the dead. They can't see how the white 
man can fight for j'ears and not get sorry and quit. In 
any event their path of duly is to the Fx-ench govern- 
ment, and for those who are Christians, this world can 
offer nothing worse than death — but in the after world 
life everlasting. I believe that we have a large group 
here who really love the Lord and have enough faith to 
stand no matter what tests may come. Praj' much for 
us and them that we may all meet any test unflinchingly. 
We are willing to bear any privations if we can just be 
permitted to serve our Lord unhindered till He himself 
takes us out. 

Everything is torn up in my home now for a general 
house cleaning before conference. I don't have enough 
kalsomine for all three rooms so I think I'll do some ex- 
perimenting on one. I may add bluing to the white wash 
or I've tliought of a little purple ink to make lavendeij 
or pound up some papaya leaves to make green, only 
to break the monotony of wliite walls. 

These days are almost too full for anything but it 
is good to be busy. Miss Myers is working on transla- 
tion of Old Testament stories. We have one book of 
25 stories, from creation to Moses, nearly finished to 
be used in our reading classes. In addition to my regu- 
lar program of Bible classes, French school, reading 
classes for women and girls, I'm proof-reading transla- 
tions, also making a dictionary of Karre, Sango, French 
and I will be closing school on Nov. 17. I 
can't help having a twinge of regret over losing the boys 
I've had so long. If the French school is kept open next 

FEBRUARY 2 4, 1940 

year I'll have to start an entirely new set of boys. They 
are so hard to calm down but now that they all have some 
vernacular before they come it isn't so bad as it used 
to be for they aren't right from the bush. 

We feel that these are days of great opportunity here 
and we must make the most of them. Pray for us." 


We are glad to say that our roll of councils is grow- 
ing each month. As you send to Mrs. Kent for mem- 
bership cards, etc., she is able to add you to her list. 
Then the editor gets requests for devotional topics and 
various information and so she adds and then we com- 
pare and compile the list; but we are certain that it is 
not complete as yet and we are going to publish it in 
the hope that more information will be sent in. Will you 
not go over it carefully and notify us of any mistakes 
you find; also please note these two statements: If some 
member of your council or your pastor is not getting the 
devotional tojDics each month, it is because the editor 
does not have a name and address to which to send them. 
Please send in the name of your president. Secondly, 
with the March devotional topics will be enclosed a Semi- 
Annual Rei^ort Blank — will j^ou not hand this to your lo- 
cal secretary and see that the report is sent in according 
to the directions upon it ? 

For your convenience, we have arranged the councils 
according to state : 







La Verne 

Lost Creek 

Long Beach, First 
Long Beach, Second 
Los Angeles, First 
Los Angeles, Second 


Lake Odessa 

New Troy 

South Gate 

Beaver City 


District of Columbia 

Ashland, W. 10th St 






Clay City 


Fort Wayne 

North Liberty 










Winona Lake 



Dallas Center 









Meadow Mills 
Philadelphia, First 
Summit Mills 
Uniontown, First 



Buena Vista 






West Virginia 


Ephesians 3:16-21 

In these six verses we have the word "be" used four 
times. This little two-letter word signifies an exhor- 
tation, a command; not a command to do something, 
but to be passive in the hands of God, to let Him do 
something in and through us. And the basic "be" is 
found in verse 19 — "Be filled." This is the secret of 
all the other "he's," and so we consider it first. 

We need filling, it is said, "Nature abhors a vac- 
uum" — that is the scientist's way of putting it. We 
find that God abhors a vacuum too, especially when 
He finds that vacuum in the life of one of His children. 
Do I hear someone say that we find a use for a vac- 
uum? Yes, we use vacuum sweepers to pick up dirt — 
and that is just how useful a vacuum Christian is — 
he just naturally soaks up .-ill the dirt and filth of this 
Satanic world-sj'stem he can hold. What would happen 
if you filled the bag of your sweeper with diamonds ? 
Well, it wouldn't pick up dirt. That might not be tlie 
proper use for a vacuum sweeper, but if we will let 
God fill us with the Holy Spirit, we will not go around 
picking up the filth of the old sin-cursed world any 
more. How full does God want to fill us? 100 per cent? 
Nay, more — with all the fulness of God. But we can 
not hold more than 100 per cent! Of course we can't — 
and then the rest will overflow unto others. 

Now, let LIS look back at v. 16 and find there, "Be 
strengthened." How conscious we are in these days of 
our need of streng-th ! And we are to be strengthened 
with might. In ourselves we have no might, no power; 
and so the apostle does not pray for an increase of our 
streng-th and jDower, but that power may he given to 
strengthen us. 

The agent of that power is the Holy Spirit. We 
are mindful of our Lord's words to the eleven just be- 
fore He went back to heaven, "Ye shall receive power, 
after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you" (Acts 
1:8). That was His promise and Paul enlarges upon 
it by encouraging us who have received the Holy Spirit 
to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Not that we are to 
seek more of the Holy Spirit, but we should let Him 
have more of us. 

We are to have this strength in the inner man. We 
need physical strength, of course, but that is not in 
view here. Neither is the Word here dealing with 


strong, mighty works ; thej' are the results of power, 
and no results can be expected until that power is 
placed within. 

The spiritual nature needs to be fortified against the 
flesh, that we may live in tlie Spirit, fulfilling the de- 
sires, not of the flesh, but of the Spirit. 

Let us look at the next "be" in v. 18 — "Be able"; 
and let us pause a moment and ask, each of her own 
heart, am I an able Cln-istian? It reminds one of a 
nautical term — an able seaman, whicli is applied to 
one who has tlie knowledge and has learned by prac- 
tice to perform certain tasks. Too many Christians are 
■iceak rather than able. 

The knowledge referred to here is not to be limited 
to a few favored ones, it is for all, "that 3'e....may 
be able to comprehend with all saints." Then we are 
introduced to the arithmetic of Christiain knowledge ; 
and in spiritual arithmetic there are four dimensions: 
breadth, length, depth, height. But of what are these 
measurements } The clause is unfinished, but it can 
refer only to the work of God and His ways. 

The breadth includes all His creatures, all His cre- 
ation. They tell us there are 1500 billion stars in the 
galaxy to which our earth belongs, and that there are 
1.000.000 such galaxies. It is God who put them there, 
who keeps them in place, and in motion; He calls them 
by name ! Can j'ou comprehend such breadth ? 

The length stretches from eternity to eternity, and 
all that which we know as time is just a short pause 
in God's eternity. How far beyond our finite compre- 
hension ! 

The depth is that to wliich Christ descended for us. 
Have we any conception of how far He had to come 
to reach us in our lost estate ? 

The height speaks of the place God has given us 
in Christ, our position in the heavenlies. This is super- 
natural arithmetic — we are to know that which passeth 
knowledge (v. 19). Only the infilling of the Holy Spir- 
it can make us able Christians ; able for the task to 
which He has called us, able to endure whatever shall 
come into our lives, able to give a true witness to Him 
who is the true and faithful Witness. 

Finally v. 21 brings us "Be glory" — how startling! 

We who so lack strength may be strengthened, we who 
are so weak may be able; but what about this last be? 
Can we who are so inglorious ever hope to he glory 
unto Him? That is what it sa^'s — in the church — and 
we are in the church which is His body — members of 
that body — such inglorious members ! We heard Dr. 
B. B. Sutcliffe say, "How His body must bother Him!" 
"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto 
His eternal glory by Christ Jesus" (1 Pet. 5:10). 

How then are we to be glory ? We have seen above 
that it is by God's call; Eph." 5:25-27 tells us that it 
is by the work of Jesus Christ in cleansing us ; 2 Cor. 
3:18 shows us that it is through looking into the mirror 
of the Word; while in Phil. 1 :11 we learn it is by our 

When are we to he glori/? Back in our original pas- 
sage, V. 21 saj's "throughout all ages." Let us consider 

that carefull}' — all ages — but many ages had rolled by 
e'er the church began at Pentecost. However, Romans 
9 :23 tells us that before the w orld's beginning God plan- 
ned the church to His glory ; and that which is purposed 
in the mind of our God is just as surely accomplished at 
that moment as when it becomes a fact in time. The 
manifestation of that glory lies still in the future (Col. 
1:27; 3:1). 

In Eph. 1, Paul had given a complete outline of the 
church's glory: 1. Before the foundation of the world 
she was chosen to the praise of the glory of His grace 
(Eijh. 1:1, 6). 2. This is applied to the early church 
in the 12 verse. 3. The redemption of the body is to 
be unto the praise of His glory( Eph. 1:14). 4. The 
18th verse speaks of the riches of the glory of Christ's 
eternal inheritance in His saints. 

Thus we see that every redeemed soul is a living 
"glory to God." And this being true, let vis heed well 
Peter's warning — 2 Pet. 3:17, 18. 


President: Rev. Robert Ashman, 12 S. Clay St., Peru, Ind. 

Vice President: A. H. Kent, 210 E. First St., Long Beach, Calif. 

Executive Secretary: Rev. Leo. Polman, 4007 S. Tacoma, Ft. Wayne, 

Treasurer: Rev. Robert Croes, 17 W. 4th St., Waynesboro, Pa. 

Topic Editor: Rev. Norman Uphouse, Winchester, Va. 

News Editor: Miss Grace .411shouse, Brethr 
3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Junior Superintendent and Editor: Miss Mir 
S.E,, Washington, D. C. 

Intermediate Superintendent: Mis 


ry Herald Co., 
tliriam Gilbert, 1539 25th St, 
Kortemeier, Mabton, Wash. 

Evangelism Superintendent: Dr. 1 

Ashland, O. 
Stewardship Superintendent: Paul Guittar, 1610 Dueb. 

Canton, O. 

Lindower, 815 Grant St., 
. S.W., 


Superintendent: Rev. Miles Taber, Leon, Iowa. 

Mildred Deitz, 312 Cumberla 

(1 John 3:1) 

(Gal: 3:26) 
Thy child ! What rest is mine. 

Beneath a Father's eye. 
Encompassed by Thy love divine, 

By precious blood made nigh. 

(Gal. 4:6) 
Thy Son ! What freedom's mine, 

Now by God's Son made free, 
And in His glorious liberty, 

For ever more to be. 

(Gal. 4:7) 
Thy Heir I What wealth is mine. 

Immortal joy's to .share. 
And in that nightless city dwell, 

Where all Thine image bear. 

-J. F. 

FEBRUARY 2 i, 19 4 


What Other Boys And Girls Are Doing. 

Some people think children have to wait until they 
are grown to be used of the Lord, but this is not so. In 
the Bible we read of those who were used of the Lord 
while they were young. The boy Samuel was one of 
these. If you do not know the story, you will want to 
read it in I Sam. 3. 

Not only can we serve God while we are small, but 
I Tim. 4:12 tells those who are young to be good ex- 
amples of believers in every way. That is what the 
children in the First Brethren Church at Peru, Ind. 
are trying to do. When they see people whispering in 
church or doing other things which are not a very good 
example, they have their superintendent write it on 
the blackboard at Junior C. E. Then they decide what 
is the better thing to do, and try to set the example 
themselves. Don't you think it would be fine if every 
boy and girl in your church also would try to be an 
example to others for Jesus' sake? 

If in your church j'ou boys and girls are doing any- 
thing which might be of interest to the other readers 
of this page, write the Children's Editor, The Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald Co.. 3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. 
Wayne, Ind., and tell us about it. 

Singing The Books Of The Old Testsunent 

Have you tried and tried to learn the hooks of the 
Old Testament, and still can't remember them in their 
order or in what divisions they belong? Then perhaps 
this song to the tune of "Did You Ever See a Lassie" 
will help you. Perhaps the superintendent of your de- 
partment in Sundaj' School and Christian Endeavor 
would like to know about it too. 

Let us sing the books of Moses, of Moses, of Moses; 

Let lis sing the books of Moses, for he wrote the law, 

First Genesis, second Exodus, third Leviticus, fourth 

And the fifth is Deuteronomy, the last of them all. 

Let us sing the books of history, of historj', of his- 
tory ; 
Let us sing the books of history, which tell of the 

There's Joshua, and Judges, and the story of Ruth, 

Then First and Second Samuel, and First and Second 

Then First and Second Chronicles, which give us the 

Then Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, the queen. 

Let us sing the books of poetry, of poetry, of poetry; 

Let us sing the books of poetry, the songs the Jews 

Job, the patient; Psalms of David; the Proverbs of 

a wise one, 
And then Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. 

Let us sing the major prophets, major prophets, ma- 
jor prophets; 

Let us sing the major prophets, who told what would 

Isaiah, Jeremiah, who wrote Lamentations, 

Then Ezekiel. and Daniel, who were true to their 

Let us sing the minor prophets, minor prophets, min- 
or prophets ; 
Let us sing the minor ^Ji'ophets ; there are twelve of 

them all. 
First Hosea, then Joel, and Amos, Obadiah, 
Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk ; 
Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, !Malachi. 

— The King's Business. 
Our Bible Character Alphabet 

Answer to last week's Bible character: Caleb. 

D was the lover of a young man who was so strong 
that he killed a lion without any weaj)on in his hand. 
Her people asked her to find out what made him so 
strong so they would know better how to overcome him. 
Find D's name in Judges 16:6-21, and see whether her 
people found out the secret of his strength. 

What Do The Africans Wear? 

Kenneth E. Sheldon, the 13 year old son of our mis- 
sionaries. Rev. and ]\Irs. Chauncey B. Sheldon in Bell- 
vue, Africa, has written the president of the Junior- 
Intermediate C. E. Society of the Long Beach church. 
We feel part of his letter will be of interest to all our 
boys and girls. He writes: 

"You asked how the natives dress in your letter. Well, 
this is how. The men around places where there are 
white people wear clothes almost like us, only they are 
more patched up and dirty. But when you go to an 
out-of-the-way place they just wear a loin cloth. The 
women and girls wear certain kinds of leaves, strings, 
shredded cactus, and a certain kind of palm leaves, on 
the front and rear of their lower quarters, while the 
richer ones wear cheap calico for Sunday and special 
days as well as most of the time. Most of the tots go 

"I'm beginning the 7th grade and am at both the 
head and foot of my class. 

We know you are esioeciallj' interested in hearing 
from the boys and girls who are living in other lands, 
so from time to time we will be printing some more 
items from our missionaries' children across the seas. 

A Bible Puzzle 

The letters in each of tlie words are jumbled. When 
they are properly arranged you will have a verse found 
in John 15. Which verse is it? 






"Groxo in Grace and in the Jaiowledge of our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ — 2 Peter 3:18 

LETTERS TO A COUSIN...... ...By Art 

Dear Cousin Bert: 

Let me assure you that the most thrilling message 
we received in all of our Christmas mail was your most 
welcome letter containing the information of your re- 
markable conversion. To those who know nothing of 
the grace of God in its working, they would exclaim 
"marvel of marvels." I know something of the sinful- 
ness of j'our past life and the contempt with which you 
held the Christian faith and those who have embraced 
it. But, praise God, there is nothing too hard for Him. 
Prayers have been answered and another precious soul 
has "passed from death into life." You will under- 
stand what this means by turning to I Timothy 5 :6 
which reads, "But she that liveth in pleasure is dead 
while she liveth." Surely j'ou were living in all of the 
pleasures the world had to offer, but now you are in 
the position to enjoy the "pleasures forevermore" the 
Psalmist speaks about in Psalm 16:11. 

Your good letter reveals the fact that j'ou had a gen- 
uine conversion. I was interested in some of the things 
you didn't write as well as the things contained in your 
letter. So often people tell about how they were not 
satisfied with the way they were living and decided to 
trj' the Christian life by taking Jesus as their example. 
Some talk of how they turned over a new leaf. Some 
state their determination to live the golden rule and 
keep the ten commandments. Others talk of how they 
have joined the church. All of this is very splendid, 
but unless they have made an honest-to-goodness con- 
tract with the Lord, resulting in their new birth, as 
you evidently have, all will end in failure. 

Bert, I am glad you learned that to become a Chris- 
tian one must take the death penalty of sin through a 
substitute, and that Substitute is Jesus Christ. Yes, 
He died for 3'ou, was buried for you and He arose from 
tlie dead for you. And I believe your baptism meant 
more to you than it does to the ordinary church member, 
because in trine imersion, you demonstrated your iden- 
tification with Christ's death, burial and resurrection. 
Do you recall when I was baptized how you said you 
would never give up to such foolishness ? And it was 
foolishness to you because you did not have any spir- 
itual discernment. Now you saj' your baptism was one 
of the greatest experiences in your life. The Lord bless 


It was thrilling to me the way you exalt Christ's 
righteousness in your letter. In my Bible selling, I get 
a chance to talk freely with hundreds of active church 
people. Many of them have never been taught a thing 

of this precious truth which you have learned so soon. 
They are just like the Jews Paul speaks of in the tenth 
chapter of Romans; "The}' being ignorant of God's 
righteousness, and going about to establish their own 
righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the 
righteousness of God." They have never found out that 
"Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every- 
one that believeth." It is a joy to me to instruct them. 

I was glad to read your statement that you give the 
Lord Jesus Christ all the praise and glory for your 
salvation and for the peace and joy which has come 
into your life. This certainly is as it should be. The 
author of the hj'mn, "Jesus Paid it All " tells the reason 
why. I want you to read it through sometime soon. 
You will love it early in your Christian life. 

I do not wonder at the admiration you express for 
the pastor of the Brethren mission in your community. 
We rejoice with you for such a consecrated worker for 
the Lord and his patience and tireless efforts with you 
which brought j'ou to a knowledge of A'our lost and un- 
done condition. I know that he considers himself as 
nothiing more than an instrument in God's hands — 
an ambassador for Christ, to whom has been committed 
the word of reconciliation. (Read 2 Cor. 5:19-20). And 
you, along with the others who have found the Lord 
Jesus Christ through his faithful witnessing of the 
Word, are his "hope and joy and crown of rejoicing." 
(See I Thess. 2:19). 


Perhaps, as a young Christian, you have not thought 
about thanking God for the many faithful Brethren 
over the country whose sacrificial giving for home mis- 
sions put your pastor into that territory where you 
were found for the Lord. In this connection, you will 
appreciate the contents of 2 Cor. 9:10-15 where credit 
is given to those who furnish seed to the sower and 
supply the needs of those who bring precious souls like 
yours into subjection to the gospel of Christ. And 
don't forget the man)' earnest prayers which these giv- 
ers send up to God for new converts as spoken of in 
V. li. Isn't it all wonderful! No wonder Paul says, 
"Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift." 

It is our hope that some da}', if the Lord should 
tarry in His return to rapture the saints to glory, that 
many others will become trophies of the grace of God 
because of the program of home missions in The Breth- 
ren Church. It is my prayer that you will be led of the 
Lord to prepare yourself to be used as such a worker, 
^lay God grant it ! 

We are enjoying excellent health from the Lord. We 
had a lovely Christmas with Dolmans and Brainards 
as our guests. I have a funeral to preach tomorrw so 
must bring this letter to a close and plan for that. If 
you have any problems troubling you in your Christian 
life while 3'our pastor is away on his evangelistic tour 
you spoke of, feel free to write me. I will be glad to 
help you all I can. I remain. 

Your happy cousin, 


FEBRUARY 2 4, 1940 


By Arthur Carey 

John 10:16; Matthew 18:12-14 and 10:6 

Romans 1:16 and Acts 15:26 

The Neglected Race For Whom Christ Died 

Of What? 

It is evident that the Jew is unevangelized. Very 
few know what the gospel story is. Less of them have 
accepted the gospel of salvation through Christ's aton- 
ing work, and seldom have these people appropriated 
Christ as their all-sufficient Savior. Moreover, an an- 
tagonism has developed over a period of many centuries 
to the claims of Christ. This is due possibly to two 
things. One is that human nature revolts at the admis- 
sion of wrong, of an untenable position. But some day 
the brethren of Christ shall look upon Him Whom they 
have pierced (Zech. 12:10), and thus acknowledge their 
Savior and their part in the guilt (Acts 4:27) of plac- 
ing Him on the cross. The other reason for antagonism 
to the gospel rests in the attitude taken by the so-called 
Christian church and the so-called Christian nations 
throughout the centuries past in regard to Israel. It 
has been an attitude of superiority and mistrust, some- 
times culminating in anti-Semitic demonstrations and 
outrages. Naturally, Jews under such circumstances 
have encased themselves in a hardened shell of bitter- 
ness and solitude. The shell today is softening and the 
Jews are highly penetrable with the gospel. 

Not Christ 

No one can accuse Christ of shunning the Jews. Not 
One who was born in a lowh' manger, after laying aside 
the official robes of the Creator and Sustainer of the 
universe ! Not One who could have chosen nations with 
greater worldly prestige ! Not One who said, "Come 
unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and 
I will give you rest!" Not One who instructed His fol- 
lowers to avoid Gentiles and Samaritans, but to go 
rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel! Not 
One who exemplified by His own death His willingness 
to go the last mile to reach that lost one of which He 
spoke in the parable of the hundred sheej) ! Not One 
who would shed tears of sorrow for the proud, impu- 
dent, and impenitent city of Jerusalem ! Not One who 
in the intensity of suffering from the throes of the 
struggle with a death comjjounded by hideous and eter- 
nal aspects could say, "Father, forgive them for they 
know not what they do !" Not One whose final in- 
structions to His earthly ambassadors were that they 
should begin witnessing at Jerusalem and Judea ! Truly 
could the Jew of all ages sing the chorus, 
No One ever cared for me like Jesus, 
There's no other Friend so kind as He, 
No One else could take the sin and darkness from me. 
O, how much He cared for me ! 

Not Paul 

No one can say that Paul neglected the Jews. He 
sat under the teaching of the best Jewish teacher of 
his day. He affiliated himself with the most popular 
religious sect of his day. He, according to his own 
testimony, was a Hebrew of the Hebrews, a Pharisee of 
the Pharisees, a blameless keeper of the law. After his 
conversion, he became a messenger of Christ to the 
Jews. He spoke so many times in synagogues to the 
Jews on Sabbath days, that Seventh-day Adventists 
have jumped at these Scriptures as proof that Paul was 
a Sabbath-day keeper. This man who was set for the 
defense of the gospel established firmly the principle 
of Jewish evangelization when to the Jews at Antioch 
he proclaimed, "Men and Brethren, children of the 
stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth 

God, to you is the word of this salvation sent Be 

it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that 
through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness 

of sins " Paul's slogan was, " . . . . to the Jew 

first, and also to the Greek." 

Not The Ecirly Church 

On that great day of Pentecost, Peter declared to the 
Jews, "the promise is unto you, and to your children, 
and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord 
our God shall call (Acts 2:34)." Upon another occas- 
ion, he again emphasized the jsriority of the Jew in the 
opportunity of accepting the gospel by declaring (3: 
26), "LTnto you first God, having raised up His Son 
Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every 
one of you from his iniquities." The early church was 
founded at Jerusalem, and it ministered almost solely 
to .lews. Jewish historians admit the worthwhile effort 
of the early church amongst the Jews. 

Are We? 

The unwelcome fact remains that the church in gen- 
eral since that early church has either, and generally 
alternately, sought to compel conversion of the Jews, 
or else has studiously avoided the great commission 
which includes their evangelization. The modern re- 
ligious movement of today has practically recognized 
.Judaism on a common level with its so-called Chris- 
tianity. The Jews can look for no salvation from that 
quarter. The task of evangelizing the Jews, then, rests 
with the fundamental groups. The question that looms 
definitely large on the horizon of 1940 in the ranks of 
our own Brethren Church is what we shall do with the 
challenge of Christ's all - inclusive great commission. 
Shall zee be guilty of neglecting the Jew? 

This Department 

It shall be the purpose of this department to invest 
all energies in the interest of Israel's redemption, that a 
great awakening of interest, sympathy', and zeal on be- 
half of evangelism may spread within our ranks. In its 
columns will appear articles bearing on history, types, 
and prophecies concerning Judaism. Also there will be 
little briefs and news notes of human interest dealing 
with the brethren of Christ according to the flesh. Our 
own Brethren Jewish mission will be heard from. Let 
us "pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall pros- 
per that love thee." 





Ex. 3:1-1 Jesus said "Except ye he- 

"ciiicl God said lieve that I AM ye shall 

I AM that I AM" die in your sins" — Jn. 8:24 

Ejj Frank G. Coleman, Jr. 
In The Fulness of Time 

That tlifi-e was a definite point in the history of the 
raee. and of God's redemptive dealings with man, at 
wliieli the advent of the Savior of the world must of 
neeessity oecur, is explieitly taught by Galatians -i:-! 
— "But when the fulness of the time was come, God 
sent forth his Son." Had he been sent earlier, the way 
would not have been adequately prepared. Had His 
advent been delayed, the whole history of mankind 
would have been meaningless. Four millenniums were 
needed to prepare the world for that cross which might 
conceivably have been erected at the gates of Eden 
had the race at that time been able to understand and 
to accept it. But the sons of men were not prepared for 
the visitation of the Son of man. 

The History of Man — A Preparation 

The cross was not for Eden's exiles to behold, for sin 
was not yet known for the hideous thing that it is in 
the sight of a holy God. ^lan must needs learn the true 
nature of sin, a lesson only to be learned in the annals 
of human affairs, mercilessly recording for his instruc- 
tion the history of sin in the acts of fallen moral be- 
ings. 4000 j-ears of human history demonstrated beyond 
all cavil that sin is sin, the inherent jDrinciple in the 
very nature of men that gives downward impetus to 
the depravity of the sons of Adam. 

Man must learn something of the depth of his de- 
pravity as the lurid record of his depraved dealings 
with men and with God led him toward a knowledge 
of his utter abandonment in sin and godlessness. And 
should he refuse to learn, the record must stand, a silent 
witness condemning his wilful igiiorance, that he might 
be without excuse. Not until the history of sin and the 
race demonstrated the utter depravitj' of man, and in- 
scribed in indelible words the course of that depravity 
from the little rivulet that sprang forth in Eden to the 
flood of the days of the Son of man, could He come 
Who alone was able to stem the tide and cure forever, 
in the individual hearts of those who trust His grace, 
the ravages of the disease which had wasted the world. 

Again, man must learn the lesson of his own power- 
lessness to preserve for himself and his posterity a pure 
knowledge of God. Paul, in the first chapter of Rom- 
ans, brings an indictment to this effect against the 
heathen world, saying, "When they knew God, they 

glorified him not as God their foolish heart was 

darkened they became fools." And then, he tells 

us, thej' fell into inexcusable idolatr}^ This was the 
record of man's spirituality, a universal apostasy from 

God. Nor did the record reveal that man had ever re- 
gained, bv his own efforts, an adequate knowledge of 

But more than this, the history of the world and the 
sinners who inhabited it revealed the importance of man 
to effect his own regeneration. All the culture of the 
ages, all the progress of the millemiiums, all the wisdom 
of the ages, had not availed to stem the tide of sin in 
the heart of a single one of earth's fallen ones. Man 
could not deliver himself from his sin — this was the 
testimony of the 40 centuries of his history. Not until 
this was the only conclusion to be drawn from the facts, 
could it be said that "the fulness of the time was come" 
for the entrance into human affaiirs of the Redeemer. 

Israel — A Preparation 

"God in times past suffered all nations to walk 

in their own ways. Nevertheless he left not himself 
without witness" (Acts 14:1(5, 17). Into the darkness 
of the world God began to give light. A nation was 
born of the loins of a man called out of idolatrous Ur. 
And God began to educate a people in the majesty, the 
unity, the omnipotence, the holiness, of God. To them 
He gave divine instruction in the sinfulness of man and 
his moral and spiritual helplessness. And, in the face 
of man's abject poverty of hope, he set before His pe- 
culiar people the lesson of the certainty of a coming 


Israel was a nation tutored by law, that in the theo- 
phanies and the miracles attendant upon its being given 
to the people there might be born faith in a personal 
God. In the schoolroom of God's presence a nation 
was to learn something of the almiglitiness of her God, 
and her faith in Him was to be cultivated. Under the 
tutelage of law, with its commands and warnings, the 
dormant sense of sin was to be aroused, for the knowl- 
edge of sin must pave the way for the Savior from sin. 
John the Baptist must come before Jesus of Nazareth. 
And then, having learned something of God, and man's 
responsibility to Him, Israel was to be given the in- 
spired hope of a way of pardon and access to Him. 
Through the priestl.y and sacrificial system she was 
to be prepared for the full and comjslete redemjotion to 
be given in Christ. 


Israel was a i^eople chosen to an education by joro- 
phecy. From the protevangelium in the garden to the 
words of !Malachi she was instructed in the very Word 
of God as transmitted through His chosen spokesmen. 
Faitli in the Word of God was to be the essence of her 
walk. Her prophetic education was furthered in the 
providential careers of typical persons whose lives in 
a measure foreshadowed the work of the One in Whom 
all prophecy centers. In the typical acts of the Old 
Testament history she was given a glimpse into the 
mysteries of God's redemptive grace. The sacrifice of 
Isaac, the lifting up of the brazen .serpent, were pro- 
phetic of the coming sacrifice for sin. In the taber- 
nacles she could, with enlightened understanding, see 
foreshadowed the whole redemptive progTam of God. 
In her prophetic education God used every means to 

FEBRUARY 2 4, 1940 

prepare her for the Christ tcs which all the types and 
testimonies pointed. When prophecy of every kind was 
complete there was a brief interval, and then He came 
of Wliom Moses and the prophets wrote. 


But Israel's education was not complete in law and 
prophecy. She needs must be educated by judgment. 
Here was a continued education by chastisement for 
sin, an education intensified in her exile in Babylon. 
It was there that she gave up once for all time the poly- 
theism that had brought lier woe upon woe. In Baby- 
lon the synagogue sj'Stem was established to preserve 
and propogate the monotheism to which God's judg- 
ment had finally driven her. And it was in Babylon, in 
exile, that the nation turned from agriculture to the 

marts of trade. Let no one condemn the Jew for his 
keenness in trade, he was apprenticed in the bazaars 
of the Gentiles ! So it was that the Jew became a world 
citizen, going wherever there were wares to be bought 
and sold. 

God Sent His Son 

With Jews in all lands, with their firmly implanted 
monotheism as the starting point for the gospel in every 
heathen city, with their synagogues established as i^laces 
of assembly in the things of God, God had prepared 
a people to receive the gospel and to propogate it 
througliout the whole world at the very time when the 
world's consciousness of its need was at its height. And 
"when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth 
His Son." Not until the great heathen world had been 
jDrepared, not until a chosen nation of evangelists had 
been educated, dare He give His greatest gift. 


By Kenneth Ashman 

Sheu*ing for Service 

To Lawrence Judge, Garwin, Iowa, goes the credit 
for having turned in the first dollar for the "Sharing 
for Service" fund. This fund is for the express purpose 
of aiding worthy students through the years of pre- 
paration to become Brethren preachers and missionar- 
ies. Send all gifts for this fund to your national su- 
perintendent. Appropriate envelopes will come to you 
regularly for this ministry' along with your personalized 

Beginning Our New Page 

According to the present plans, the news of the B.S. 
L. V. will appear in the 4th issue of each month of the 
new Brethren Missionary Herald. We thank The Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald Company for this privilege. We 
urge all our members to subscribe for this weekly Chris- 
tian publication at once. Don't miss another issue. 

Good News from Cleveland 

Late in the old j'ear eight fine young people of the 
First Brethren Church, Cleveland, O., of which Rev. 
Tom Hammers is pastor, stepped out for full time ser- 
vice for the Lord. These eight have been sent intro- 
ductory letters and questionaires. We hope to hear 
from them soon. We hope that many of you will follow 
the example of these few. It takes courage to stand 
out from the crowd, but the rewards are above counting. 

B.S.L.V. Summer Revivals 

An offer comes from several of the Grace Seminary 
students to spend the next summer in evangelism 
throughout the Brethren churches. These would go 
forth to hold two and three week revivals under the 
sponsorship of B.S.L.V. If there is enough demand, and 

we feel certain there will be, a schedule will be arranged 
and the messengers chosen. Members, get busy in j'our 
own local congregation at once. Urge jonv pastor to 
arrange for such a meeting in your church. Necessar- 
ily there will be a limited number of engagements, so 
first applicants will be given preference. 

How About a Song? 

Several have suggested that we have a B.S.L.V. song. 
It's a good idea. Several tunes have been suggested. 
Grace Allshouse, C. E. News Editor, sends in this word: 
"Why not have a little contest in the writing of appro- 
priate words? When the words have been chosen, print 
them and then have another contest to see who can 
compose the best music." That's a fine suggestion, 
Grace. Get bus}' now, every member. Have your B.S. 
L.V. song to us by March 25. We suggest I Cor. 6: 
19-20 for its theme. Who is the best poet? We'll soon 
find out. 

200 Strong for Christ 

To date we Iiave 200 members. That's a fine record 
for so 3'oung a group. However, one young man or one 
young woman, really dedicated to the Lord, can do more 
in soul-saving than a whole legion of careless so-called 
Christians. It is true, though, that 200 dedicated young- 
men and women can do much more than a few. Every 
member a soul-winner is our desire. Testify with your 
words, your thoughts, j'our attitudes, j'our actions, and 
vour all. 

You ma}' get men interested in religion by preach- 
ing the supremacy of Christianity, but you can only 
get them saved bj'' preaching the efficacy of the blood 
of Jesus. 

There are some people whose friends are more to be 
pitied, than their enemies. 

Wisdom is ability to use knowledge aright. The Holy 
Gliost is the fountain of ti'ue wisdom. 

If you are "sealed by the Holy Ghost" as the prop- 
erty of your Master, there will be no need for anyone 
to ask, "Whose is the image and superscription?" 



Robert A. Ashm; 

12 S. Clay St. 
Peru, Ind. 

jtive Secretary 

Rev. Leo 1 
4007 Tacon 
Fort Wayr 


News Editor 

Miss Grace Allshouse 

Junior Topic Editor 

Y. P. Topic Editor 

The Brethren 

Miss Miriam Gilbert 

Rev. Norman Uphous 

e Missionary Herald Co 

1539 — 26th St. S. E. 

Winchester, Va. 

3326 S. Calhoun St. 
Fort Wayne. Ind. 

Washington, D. C. 

TOPIC FOR MAR. 10, 1940 

(Acts l:l-llv) 
Suggestions for the Leader 

Beginning with thi.s topic, we find that it is neces- 
sar}' to cut down on tlie vohime of material in each top- 
ic and ask the leader and speakers to do more individ- 
ual work on the part assigned to them. We will carry 
an outline with Scripture verses at convenient places. 
Let each speaker enlarge upon the talk. Select other 
verses and be sure to put the talk in your own words 
if possible. In this way we hope to avoid having a 
society merely reading papers. Next we have a limited 
space in the Herald and do not feel that it would be 
right to demand too much of the paper. 

This is missionary night. We are particularly in 
terested in the relation of world-wide missions and the 
return of Christ. There is a relation between tne two 
because the Bible predicts tilings about the preaching 
in tlie last daj's. We know that the gospel of tlie king- 
dom will be preached after He comes; but even before 
this a faithful witness will carry the word of salvation 
to man}' places in the world. 

We are able to see where God is working to win 
people to Himself and ought to be in there. Today, for- 
eign missions present one of the best fields of endeavor 
for the ehurcli. There are more conversions there and 
tlius the bride of Christ will be made complete sooner. 
Therefore the more people that are saved now, the 
sooner we shall be taken to heaven by the Lord Jesus. 

Jesus left the earth with the instruction to His fol- 
lowers that they should witness into the uttermost parts 
of the earth until He comes again. 


a. His coming as a Babe in Bethlehem (Luke 2:4), 
to be the Savior of men. 

b. His coming into our hearts as Lord and Master 
(Col. 1:27). To abide with us in fellow.ship (Rev. 3: 

c. His coming again into the world (Heb. 10:28). 

(1) As Bridegroom for the church (I Thess. 4: 

(2) Later as King of kings and Lord of lords 
(Rev. 19:11-16). 

In many ways these three constitute the three events 
of all time. 


a. This means that the hi.'jtory of the church and of 
missions happened at the same time and that one was 
dependent upon the other. 

b. The church grew in jiroportion to its mission en- 

c. Lack of mission interest in a church will eventu- 
ally bring indifference in other things of special inter- 

d. The return of the Jews to Palestine, the readiness 
of many to become Christian, and the church's interest 
in Jewish evangelism, are evident indications of Christ's 

e. No church that has neglected missions has long 
enjoyed God's great favor. 


a. The preaching of the gospel will hasten the day 
of's return. 

( 1 ) Thus men will watch, pray and be ready for 
His appearing. 

b. When the bride of Christ is complete, the Lord 
will return to get the bride. 

c. Preach peace in a troubled world or heart will not 
accomplish as much as preaching salvation. The im- 
portant thing is salvation and then comes peace. Paul 
wrote the order should be grace, mercy and joeace. 



a. The Jewish idea was to secure a prominent posi- 
tion in the kingdom. Jesus insisted that it was more 
important to be prepared for Him at His return. 

b. Tlie knowledge of how to be prepared ought to be 
a great urge for us to bring others the Christ. 

c. We will be able to live an attractive life for Him 
(I Jn. 3:3). 

d. We will take part in foreign missions. 


OF THE EVENT. Matt. 24:42. 

a. The exact time can not be determined by us. We 
can only know times and seasons. 

b. The knowledge of the fact of His coming is the 
important thing. 

c. He will come quietly and suddenly. 

d. He will come when many do not expect Him. 

e. The Christian attitude iii this matter becomes our 
blessed hope. 


The other related Scriptures are Ezek. 33:1-11; Matt. 
13:24-30; Rev. 22; I Thess. 4. 

FEBRUARY 17, 1940 


Several Scriptures illustrate the lesson beautifully. 

1. The man who went (Matt. 21:28-32). 

2. The unjorepared guest (Matt. 22:1-14). 

3. The ten virgins (Matt. 25:1-13). 


1. What are the three comings of Christ mentioned? 

2. Why is the missionary program an essential part 
of our work.? 


MAR. 10, 1940 

A Bible Salute and Pledge: 


(May be used at the beginning of the services.) 

"Open Thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous 
things out of Thy law" (holding Bible to forehead, as 
in salute). 

"Thy Word is a lamij unto my feet" (pointing with 
Bible to feet), "and a light unto my path" (raising 
Bible as pointing to a path). 

"Thy Word have I hid in my heart, tliat I might 
not sin against Thee" (Bible on heart). 


Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for strength, I 
promise Him that I will strive to be kind, attentive, 
reverent and quiet during Junior C. E. 


1. Scripture: I Sam. 1:11-28; 2:18-19. 

We find many places in Scripture where boys and 
girls were used in God's service. The story of Samuel 
is one of the best. His mother had prayed" for a baby 
boy, and God had heard her prayer; so now she gave 
him back to God for service. 

Boys and girls that love the Lord will want to start 
serving him early: at hovie, your duties faithfully done, 
because Jesus is faithful to you; at school, lessons well 
done and fairly given, because you want your mind to 
grow, and to do it fair would please our heavenly Fath- 
er; at church, in our S. S. class, in C. E., and in church 
services, be regular, on time, with lessons learned, al- 
ways well behaved. A child that does not behave in 
God's house has never learned the first lesson in being 
a Christian lady or gentleman. 

2. Scripture: I Sam. 16:13, 21-23; 17:32-50. 

This Scripture gives us the story of David, a shep- 
herd boy, called of God to be a king. But while he was 
growing up he served the Lord in any way he could. 
He killed a lion and a bear while caring for his father's 
sheep. He played the harp for the unhappy king. La- 
ter lie killed the giant, the enemy of God's people, with 
a smooth round stone. He could do this because he had 
practised throwing straight and true when a shepherd 
boy. Perhaps when a lamb would start to wane' 
away he would clip a stone on its hoof so it would 

scamper back to its mother, or perhaps he would use 
his sling to kill some animal about to steal a sheep. 
You see, we must do well the things that do not seem 
important now, because God may want to use us in 
Africa or South America or China or India to tell boj's 
and girls there about the Savior j'ou know and love. 
Then we can use our hands, feet, eyes and ears all to 
His glory if we have them well trained and clean. Of 
course we know they should be soap and water clean, 
but most important of all is that they are clean of sin 
and disobedience. 

3. Scripture: Jn. 6:9-13. 

Tell of the little lad with the five biscuits and two 
small fishes. His lunch used and blessed by Jesus 
helped many people. Let us learn to give the best we 
have to Jesus when we are young. Then as we grow 
older it will be easy and natural to give Him our best 
and ourselves in His service. 


By Bernard Schneider 

Christiams, Blowing Bubbles 

The other day I saw a clever cartoon in a daily news- 
paper. A man with an umbrella beside him was play- 
fully engaged in blowing large bubbles from a clay 
pipe. One such bubble had just bursted, labeled, 
"League of Nations." A ntv^ bubble was expanding 
which was labeled, "United States of Euroioe Talk." 
This was meant to represent future after war condi- 
tions. The whole cartoon was labeled, "I'm Forever 
Blowing Bubbles," meaning Europe of course. 

When I thought on the truth of this cartoon about a 
groping Europe, I could not help but think about a 
IDassage in the Word of God which speaks about bubbles 
which men are blowing. "I have seen all the works 
that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity, 
and vexation of spirit" (Ecclesiastes 1:14). The orig- 
inal Hebrew word here translated "vanity," means, a 
breath, a breeze, or a bubble. Yes, that picture too is 
true. Solomon ought to know. He continues in the 
next chapter. 

"I said in mine heart, go to now, I will j)rove thee 
wath mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this 

also is bubbles I sought in my heart to give 

myself unto wine, yet aquainting mine heart with wis- 
dom; and to lay hold on folly, I made me great 

works ; I builded me houses ; I got me servants 

and maidens also I had great possessions 

I got me men singers and women singers, and 

whatsoever mine eyes desired, I kept not from them. 

then I looked on all the works that my hands 

had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to 
do: and, behold, all was bubbles" (Eccl. 2:1-11). 

Surely, when taken into the light of eternity, many 
of the worldly pursuits which now seem so valuable, 
become nothing but plain bubbles, wliich will burst at 
the judgment seat of Christ. It is sad but true, that 
many Christian people are engaged in blowing bubbles. 

— 13— 


m^'^ ^/-gy^ h- Our WoTkers 

Hij Robert Culver 

Ashman, pastor of our church at Peru, Indiana, evi- 
dently believes that young people's activities are worth 
while. We note from the Peru bulletin that a young 
people's gospel team has been organized. At present 
the young people of B. S. L. V. and other young people 
are meeting for instruction in doctrine, personal work, 
how to conduct a service, how to prepare a talk, and 
other subjects every Christian worker ought to know. 
There is also a children's meeting held once every week, 
and from reports, it is well attended. 

TIN: "Plans are under way for the purchase of a 
churcli building which has not been in use for some 
years, in Sharpesville (Indiana). It will be used to 
start a Brethren work with Brother Verne Stuber in 
charge as pastor." 

A CARD from the jjastor of the Juniata, Pa., church, 
Ernest F. Pine, bears the following interesting news, 
"Tlie Juniata Brethren Church has just completed their 
basement and has installed new pews in the auditorium. 
The latter project was made possible in part through 
the generosity of The Home Missions Council. Our 
people are grateful for what the Council is doing to 
establish a work for Him here. The Juniata Brethren 
Church has a one-half hour program over radio station 
WFBG. Altoona. each Sunday evening at 6:30. Those 
within radius of this .station will be glad to know of 
this program. Our church has just completed an evan- 
ffelistic meeting with R. Paul Miller. The church has 
taken on new life and activity. " 

YOU WILL REMEMBER that it was noted in 
this column some time ago that Bro. Arnold R. Krieg- 
baum had taken up the pastorate of the new church in 
East Los Angeles. The following encouraging report 
comes from him: "The work is coming along in fine 
shape here at East Los Angeles and we are praising 
Him. I am certainly kept busy, but oh what joy it 
brings to be busy for the Lord. We had two confes- 
sions week before last and one last week. There are a 
number read}' to make the decision and a good number 
interested in our church. Prayer will bring the victory." 

Indiana, observed the fiftieth anniversary of their or- 
a;anization Dec. 17. The number of members at the 
time of organization was 16. The total membership at 
present is 219. On the first Sunday of the year they 
observed a "Jew First" Sunday, with R. Paul Miller 
bringing the message. On the second Sunday of the 
new year an offering for Grace Seminarj' was taken. 
Jan. 15 a two weeks evangelistic meeting was begun 
witli Bro. E. B. Niswonger of Canton, Ohio as evan- 
gelist. Good results have been reported. 

FROM THE KING'S iiUSINESS magazine: "The 
addition of Paul R. Bauman, A. B., Th. B. to the teach- 
ing staff of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles has been 

announced by Kenneth M Monroe, Dean. Mr. Bauman 
expects to begin his service as professor of Archeology 
and Christian Philosophy at the beginning of the sec- 
ond semester, Jan. 29. 

PASTOR ALBERT LANTZ of our Spokane, Wash- 
ington, church reports through the church bulletin the 
baptism and reception into church membership of six 
on Jan. 24. 

TON, OHIO, announces a two week's revival meeting 
beginning Feb. 11, with Dr. Louis S. Bauman as evan- 
gelist, and Rev. and Mrs. Leo Polman of Fort Wayne 
in charge of the music. Pray for these meetings. 

A COMPLEXION is something seldom seen these 
daj's. There are plenty of color schemes. — Long Beach 
First Church hulletin. 

IT IS NOT SURPRISING that there is such an 
affinity between a negro and a chicken. One is descen- 
ded from Ham and the other from eggs ! — Selected. 



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FEBRUARY 2 4, 19 4 





"Search the Scriptures for in them ye think ye have 
Eternal Life; and they are they which testify of me" 

— John 5:39. 


A careful and praj^erful study of the epistle before 
us tends toward the conclusion that this is one of the 
profoundest epistles in the New Testament. Although 
we cannot tell conclusively who the human instrument 
was in its production, its canonicity cannot be invali- 
dated. Back of the human instrumentality we are fully 
aware that none other than the Holy Spirit of God 
could have given us such a masterpiece. It was probably 
written around 65 A. D. to the Hebrew Christians in 
Palestine; quite likely expressly to those in and around 
Jerusalem where the persecution against the church of 
the Lord Jesus Christ had been most severe. Beyond 
doubt, those to whom the epistle was addressed were 
intimately acquainted with suffering and trial. 

The Epistle to the Hebrews presents a marvelous 
series of contracts between Judaism and Christianity. 
One word characterizes this epistle better than any 
other: Better. Bear in mind that the law is not con- 
demned, for it had efficiently served its purpose as a 
tutor, or schoolmaster, to bring us to Christ (Gal. 3 : 
24). The whole burden of the epistle centers around 
these facts: that the new covenant is better than the 
old covenant; that Christ is better than Moses; that 
the rest of God is better than the rest of Canaan; that 
Christ's atonement is better than the sacrificial system 
of the Old Testament; that the hope of an eternal city 
is better than the hope of an earthly abode. In short 
Grace supercedes Law. 

Then, as we study this epistle, let us bear in mind 
that the author is writing to those who had recently 
turned from Judaism to Christianity. Judaism was an 
important factor in the life of the Hebrew community. 
To turn from its jarecepts of the law, which had been 
a vital part of every genuine Hebrew's spiritual make- 
up, to the teachings of the grace of the Lord Jesus 
Christ was a big step for anyone who wanted to go the 
whole way with Jesus Christ. It was the same old 
question which had precipitated the first church coun- 
cil held in Jerusalem as recorded in Acts 15. The 
apostle had taught that "the Word is nigh thee, in thy 
mouth and in thy heart: that is, the "^ord of faith, 
which we preach: because if thou shalt confess with 
thy mouth Jesus as Lord and shalt believe in thine 
heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt 
be saved: for with the heart man believeth unto right- 
eousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto 
salvation" (Rom. 10:8-10). The Judaizers had readily 

accepted the doctrine of grace but had desired to make 
circumcision and the keeping of the Mosaic law a ne- 
cessity thereto. The prevalence of the Judaizers among 
the early Christians caused the apostle to guard care- 
fully against their teaching which had caused wide- 
spread confusion. It is my humble opinion that this 
ejsistle was written to the Hebrews in an attempt to 
point out the tremendous advantages of vital Chris- 
tianity over Judaism. 

As we ap23roach this epistle we are at once aware of 
the fact that it does not begin like the other epistles of 
the New Testament. It does not contain an introduc- 
torj' greeting as usual for such a letter, but the writer 
launches at once into the subject matter he has in mind. 
This is to be expected however, when we consider the 
impersonal nature of the epistle. 

Advancing in our study of this portion of the Word, 
we discover that much is quoted from the Old Testa- 
ment, but from the Septuagint. But even in these quo- 
tations, the writer seems determined to make slight 
reference to the human instrumentality in Scripture. 
So successfully has he covered his own identity that it 
appears natural that he should seek to obliterate all 
possible of the human element in the divine Scriptures. 
Thus he states "But one hath somewhere testified, say- 
ing, 'What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? 

Or the Son of man, that Thou visitest him? 
Thou madest him a little lower than the angels ; 
Thou crownedst him with glory and honor, 
And didst set him over the works of Thine hands : 
Thou didst put all things in subjection under his 

The writer here quotes from Psalm 8 but makes no 
allusion to it in this passage. 

That the writer of the Hebrew epistle was a philoso- 
pher and a logician cannot be gainsaid. The convincing 
arguments used herein for establishing the fact of our 
superceding Christ are bulwarks of the Christian faith. 
Let us notice that there are three outstanding ap- 
proaches which the writer makes to the greatness of 
our blessed Lord. If we are able to study this marvel- 
ous epistle together and see these things I am quite con- 
fident that our efforts have not been in vain. To Him 
be the glory and the honor forever more ! 

The Hebrew epistle presents a powerful Christ; One 
^^'ho is able ! As we thus view Christ, we find a gniard 
against lessening the power of our blessed Lord. His 
power is greater than the angels through whom the 
former covenant had been mediated to the earthly peo- 
ple of God. He stands above Moses as the Builder of 
God's eternal house. There is a crjang need today to 
re-emphasize the greatness of Christ's eternal power 
because of man's jDhilosophy of man's deification. To 
detract from Christ's jjower as the Son of God tends 
to weaken vital faith. It is Christ Who saves by His 
divine jjower. 

Again we notice a pre-eminent Christ. To gain any 
conception of Christ which is less than this is to vio- 
late His personality. To attempt to rob Christ of His 
pre-eminence as the Lord of glory serves only to leave 
the robber poorer and His Person more glorius and bril- 


liant. The 23i'e-eminent Christ, as presented in this epis- 
tle, guards against far-fetched, man-made philosophies. 
It is our pre-eminennt Christ who keeps His children 
safe day by daj\ 

Lastly, but far from least, we reach through to Him 
and find a personal Christ presented as a final guard 
against apostas}^ How we need to learn that we can 
touch the hem of His garment ! Yea, more, we have 
One Who can be "touched with the feeling of our in- 
firmities," for He "hath been in all jjoints tempted like 
as we are, yet without sin." What a glorious privilege 
is ours to "look unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter 
of our faith, ' and to know that His precious blood which 
was shed on Calvary paid the purchase price of our 
redemption. Only a personal Christ can sustain His 
saints. Such is our Christ as He is presented in the 
Hebrew eiaistle. 

(To he continued) 


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No. 9 



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Our Easter Appeal 

Any true picture of heatlienism is a picture that is 
black" beyond expression, but in an attempt to express 
it Mrs. Whitfield Guinness has done about as well as 
anyone after whom we have read. And here is her pic- 
ture of it. 

"Men and women are toiling without a Bible, with- 
out prayer, without songs of praise. They have homes 
without peace, marriage without sanctity, young men 
and girls without ideals and enthusiasm, little children 
without purity, without innocence, mothers without wis- 
dom or self-control, poverty without relief or sympa- 
thy,sickness without skilful help or tender care, sor- 
row and crime without a remedy, and, worst of all, 
death without hope." 

Brothers and sisters of the Brethren churches of 
America, as the Spirit of Christ in you is, how will this 
picture of the world's heathenism move you at this 
Easter time as we all rejoice in our knowledge of a risen 
Lord and the glory that lies beyond the resurrection? 
These people who are born in heathenism are human 
beings. In their breasts throb the same passions as 
throb in our breasts. Among those passions is a passion 
for life eternal, the joassion for meeting loved ones in 
the other world, the passion for holiness, the passion 
for peace with God. What will be your response on 
Easter Sunday.'' What is the extent of your interest.'' 
We soon shall know. 

So the tiniest one in the missionary's family in Africa 
can help in the work of the Master, who loves all chil- 
dren everywhere, whether they be white or black." Af- 
ter all perhaps the children of our missionaries in Af- 
rica are missionaries too in a very real .sense of the 

Do We Want The White 
To Rub Off? 

Forty years ago among the missionaries of Porto Rico 
was a fair haired, sweet faced, little woman. She no- 
ticed one daj' that a little colored girl was keeping very 
close by her side. Kindly she turned to the child and 
asked her why she clung to her so closely. The reply 
was, "You are so white, Senorita, that I thought per- 
haps if I kept close some of the white would rub off 
on to me." Thank God for a missionary that lives so 
sweetly and so cleanly that the black want the white 
to rub off on to them. However, this incident occured 
40 j'ears ago. We are beginning to wonder as the black 
races become more and more acquainted with the white 
peoples of the earth whether they are very anxious to 
have the white rub off on them. In all sincerity we 
are beginning to wonder whether it wouldn't be well 
for some of the whites of the earth to pray for some 
of their black to rub off on us. 

"The Little White Sobbo" 

A missionary in Africa tells us that "the biggest at- 
traction of all to the little black children is a white 
baby. They have never seen a white child, and they 
are fascinated by the missionary's baby. They call him 
their 'Sobbo' (king) and gathered about him reverently. 

Even men modernistically inclined say some worth- 
while things. E. Stanley Jones says: "When Christian- 
ity can no longer jDroduce the miracle of conversion it 
will lose its right to exist." On that ground there are 
a good many churches that seem to be possessed of a 
"Christianitv" that has lost its right to exist. 

"Stop And Tell Us The Story" 

We are told that in Korea, great placards are placed 
at crossroads, on which is written this request, "If any 
of Jesus' people come this way let them stop and tell 
us the story." Wliether the placards are up in Africa 
or not, this is absolutely the cry that is reaching the 
ears of the missionaries all over the heart of Africa. 
They are calling loudly to our missionaries, "If any 
of the Jesus jseople come this way let them stop and 
tell us the stor^'." Dare we, who profess to be in pos- 
session of the Spirit of Christ, refuse to heed that cry? 
No wonder the great apostle cried, "So, as much as 
in me is, I am read}' to preach the gospel (good news) 
to you that are in Rome also." And no wonder, that 
he cried later, "Woe is me if I preach not this gospel." 
Anyone in possession of the "good news " and enjoj'ing 
the gift of God whicli is life eternal, who can refuse to 
heed the cry of the millions for whom Christ died — 
well, it is just beyond us! 

"I Will Go For Christ" 

We have missionaries in Africa who if they were to 
give their talent to great business concerns in this 
world could easily be receiving four and five times 


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MARCH 2. 1940 

as much as they receive upon the field. It is hard for 
worldlj' Christians to understand the spirit that dwells 
in these missionaries. We heard once of a missionary' 
who asked a Burmese boatman if he were willing to 
preach the gosjael to his fellowmen. The man was get- 
ting good pay as a boatman, and the missionary told 
him that he would be able to pay him only 8 shillings 
a month instead of the 30 shillings that he was receiv- 
ing. "How is it?" the missionarj' asked^ "Will j'ou go 
for 8 shillings?" It was a bit hard for the man to de- 
cide, but after some moments of pondering he looked 
up and said, "No, I will not go for 8 shillings, but I 
will go for Christ." Can you imagine the apostle Paul 
going through what he went through for any other reas- 
on than the one he gave, "The love of Christ constrain- 
eth me?" 

Enough to Make Angels Weep! 

We have just heard of a pastor who declares that 
he is determined to attract into his church the "thous- 
ands of people who parade through the center of the 
town" on Sunday. Tlius he would help solve the youth 
problem. His scheme is to put on a cabaret show on 
each Sunday evening showing "shapely legs, cafe bar 
and everything!" In our liumble opinion, the young 
people of tliat town would be far better off parading 
themselves through the streets on Sundays, than they 
would be, sitting in the pews in the church of this par- 
ticular "Reverend"!! 

It is enough to make the angels weep that the un- 
regenerate world these days has the opportunity of sit- 
ting back and guffawing while some of these degener- 
ate clerics race with the godless old world to see which 
can arrive in hell first. 

A Testimony 

One of the most faithful supporters of our foreign 
mission work — one who gives regularly each month to 
it — is a school teacher in a certain state in this union. 
She provides for the support of one of our mission- 

With her last monthly check came a testimony. We 
feel it will lienor the Lord to pass this testimony along, 
for we believe it is not only a testimony of this sister, 
but of others. We quote: 

"As you know, I paid in advance for the summer 
months, even though it crowded me painfully I 
thought. Just to show you how the great Provider 
works, here is my testimony. This is the first 
summer vacation in which I came out even finan- 
cially when school started. Usually this first check 
is swallowed up with little debts here and little 
debts there. I never saw a dollar go as far as my 
dollars went last summer. I have no one to whom 
to give the credit but to the One Who keeps the 
banks where everlasting treasures are kept." 
Just another testimony confirming the fact that no 
one ever loses who does business with God. 

Bandit Tactics! 

A So\iet newspaper recently complained because Fin- 
land's white clad ski units were resorting to the "use 
of bandit tactics in sudden attacks on our columns." 
The jjaper in describing these bandit tactics said: "The 
enemy does not engage in open battle. Hidden under 
white robes and thus skillfully camouflaged, they sud- 
denly dart from the woods to shoot at our advancing 
units, and then in all haste they run!" Now what a 
pity it is that those 3,500,000 Finns don't walk out in 
front of these 180,000,000 of Russians and engage in 
open battle ! And from the latest reports, those miser- 
able Finns have even quit running. P^rom the latest re- 
ports, it is the Russians who now run ! In our humble 
opinion the Soviets had better complain about the "tac- 
tics" of the God that they have mocked and blasphemed! 

"In This Place 
Will I Give Peace" 

On another page the reader will find a very inter- 
esting article under the caption, "In This Place Will I 
Give Peace." This article comes to us from the Ameri- 
can Mission to Lepers whose National Headquarters 
are at 156 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The Foreign 
jNIissionary Society of the Brethren Church is coopera- 
ting with the American ^Mission to Lepers in the work 
of healing the bodies and saving the souls of the many 
lepers in the heart of Africa. The American Mission to 
Lepers is making regular contributions to our work. 
They are in close touch with Dr. Floyd W. Taber and 
together are working on this problem. We are just get- 
ting our work under waj', but in due time we believe 
that The Brethren Church will have reason to be proud 
of her part in the work of redeeming these formerly 
hopeless and forsaken people — yes, redeeming them 
body and soul ! The Bible has much to say about the 
Master as He went about healing lepers. "Hereunto 
are we called that we should follow in His steps." Any 
gifts at Easter time designated for this particular work 
will be so used. 

Might we say that the first lodge was called "The 
Shinar Association for the Exaltation of the Human 
Name". Gen. 11. 

The first Epistle of John is called the book of 
"knows." The word occurs forty times. 

Who was the first grafter? Perhajas II Kings 5:20 
will suggest. 

You will find the "key of the morning" in Psa. 5:3. 
The same key should be used at night also. (Psa. 4:8). 

M^hen temptations are fierce, make haste to the "safe- 
ty zone." (Psa. 18:2). 


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the correct 

answer on page 16. 



Bii Mrs. Hattie C. Sheldon 

Does it pay The Brethren Church to spend some 
forty or fifty thousand dollars a year to take the gos- 
pel to the heathen in Africa, or to those chained in 
Romanism to South America ? The expense is great in 
dollars and cents, and even greater in lives, for the 
African field has paid a heavy toll in missionary lives 
for her advancement in this dark land. But even though 
our view is through a glass darkly, yet we can see even 
now that it pays to take the gospel to those who are 
lost in heathen darkness. 

It is not yet thirteen years since the gospel of salva- 
tion was brought to this heathen Gbea tribe. While the 
missionaries were still living in the little, round, mud, 
rest house in Kewane's village, a young man became in- 
terested in the good news and said he wanted to accept 
the Lord Jesus Christ. An uncle, who had heard the 
gospel briefl}' at Bassai, had recounted to this young 
man what he had heard, and now he wants to take this 
Lord as his Savior. There on the narrow, mud ver- 
anda of the rest house, he was instructed in the way 
of life. That young man was Jacob Yase, who has been 
with the work through the years, and for some time 
has been native pastor at Bellevue. 

Last week, Jacob Yase's wife Rachel, was unable to 
bring forth her babe and suffered and died. Jacob 
Yase lovingly stood by her and eared for her, not as 
a heathen would for a pol.ygamous wife, but as a Chris- 
tian in our own land would care for and love and cher- 
ish his companion. He prayed, asking the Lord to heal 
Rachel and spare her to him and to their two small 
children, Sara and David, if He saw fit. But he also 
prayed for the Lord to do as He saw best. Verily, no 
heathen ever prayed such a prayer to his fetishes. For 
some reason, which we as j'et cannot see, Rachel was 
not spared, but went to be with Him, \Vliom she also 
loved. Her place will be hard to fill in a land where 
so few are really consecrated to His service, and es- 
pecially the women. Her Sunday School class had to 
be taught by another today, and she will be missed in 
other classes. So many of the women are indifferent 
and hard to reach. They have been taught from time 
immemorial that a woman knows nothing and now it 
has a great influence on their lives and they are slow 
to emerge out of their lethargy. 

A death in Africa calls forth all the powers of dark- 
ness, and why not, when they have no hope beyond the 
grave except for a vague idea of the spirit disassociat- 
ing itself from the body and coming back to do evil to 
others, if offerings are not made to appease it. The 
heathen relatives all gather; clothing if worn, is torn 
off; ashes are rubbed on the body. The women turn 
somersaults and beat their heads against the wall or 
anything that happens to be near. Men sometimes cut 
themselves with knives in their desolation. Everybody 
wails; even the little children who are too young to 
know why, are wailing. 

But, when they really take Christ into their lives, it 
really makes a difference. Rachel told the people 
around her tLat she didn't want them to wail for her, 
but rather to prepare to come where she was going. 
After she went, Jacob Yase kept the people singing, ev- 
en starting the hymns himself, until he was so hoarse, 
he could hardly sing above a whisper. This helped to 
keep the wailing down, for there were many heathen 
relatives present. On the way to the grave they sang, 
and when Rachel was lowered into the grave with the 
hope of the resurrection, we could not help but feel 
that it pays to preach the gospel to the heathen whether 
in Africa or in America. 

But, don't forget to pray for Jacob Yase as his home 
is broken up and he is left with his two motherless lit- 
tle ones. As all of you know, who have been bereaved, 
the first sting of losing a loved one is not always the 
hardest to bear, but the days to come will be more dif- 
ficult. Remember him in his work which needs him so 
much, that he will come out of his sorrow stronger than 

Indiana W. M. C. Rally 

The Spring Rally of the Indiana District 
W. J\I. C. will be held at the First Brethren 
Church, Peru, Ind., Wednesday, March 13th. 
There will be morning and afternoon sessions 
with a favorite dish dinner at noon. All 
W. M. C. members and those interested in the 
district are cordially invited to attend. 

MRS. J. W. STUBER, Dist. See'y. 

MARCH 2, 1940 


C"A WEARY PASTOR" — for thus he signs his cognomen 
— who lives in a certain city in these United States, got busy 
and plucked some news items that touched the lives of his 
omn flock, from the local papers. Then he got busy again 
and plucked some items from his own records concerning 
the self-same flock. Then he had the audacity to place these 
items in those tell-tale 'deadly' parallel columns, and send 
them to a church paper, "Zion's Herald," for publication. 
He vouches that every item is based on absolute fact. How 
many other "weary pastors" are there who might be able out 
of their own experiences to print a similar " 'deadly' paral- 
lels"? Who can read these things without being deeply con- 
scious of at least one deadly disease eating away at the 
very vitals of the church? Christian, are you guilty? — ED.\ 


"Mrs. A. entertained eight 
intimate friends with a din- 
ner yesterday at the af- 
ter which she took the party 
to the Majestic Theater to 

"Mr. and Mrs. B. left last 
night for New York, where 
tliey will attend the World 
Series. They will be gone 
about three weeks, during 
which time they will visit Ni- 
agara and other points of in- 
terest in that section. 

"Mrs. C. entertained with 
bridge at the Country Club 
Wednesday in honor of her 
guest, Mrs. S. of Albion, Mi- 
chigan. 30 guests were in- 
vited to meet Mrs. S., and a 
delightful afternoon was en- 

"Mrs D. will be hostess to 
the members of her club next 
Tuesday afternoon. 27 mem- 
bers are enrolled in this 
rather exclusive club, and af- 
ter an elaborate luncheon 
several papers will be read 
on the life and times of 
Charles Dickens. 

"Mr. E. and family ar- 
rived at church last Sunday 
in their new Lincoln sedan. 


"Mrs. A. Contributes $3.60 
a year to the missionary so- 
cieties of her church. She has 
been a deeply interested 
member of these organiza- 
tions for eighteen years. 

■'Mr. B. sent his check to 
the treasurer for $60, cover- 
ing his annual contribution 
for the support of the church 
and her benevolences, ac- 
companying it was a note 
saying, he was sorry it had 
to be less than last year. 

"The city of which Mrs. C. 
has been a resident for 15 
years is raising a fund of 
lialf a million dollars to build 
a new hospital for children. 
Mrs. C writes, desiring to 
help, and encloses her pledge 
for $15.00 payable in three 
annual installments. 

"Mrs. D. pledges 25 cents 
a week to the support of the 
church. Sorry it has to be so 
small, but you know one 
must take care of one's own 
needs before helping others. 
Justice before generosity is 
her motto. 

"Mr. E. made a pledge of 
$200.00 to the Centenary. He 
pays his $40 regularly each 
year the week before confer- 


which he recently purchased 
preparatory to a western 
tour of six weeks upon which 
they leave next Sudnay. 

"Mr. F. had his Packard 
shipped to Jacksonville a 
few days ago, and he and 
his wife leave for that point 
about the 10th. After two 
weeks in Jacksonville they 
win make a leisurely trip of 
two months, touring the 

"Among the 300 guests at 
the governor's reception on 
Wednesday evening, no one 
was more elegantly attired 
than Mrs. G. Her rare jew- 
els added to her native 
charm, made her friends 
proud of her in every way. 
Mrs. G. accompanied by her 
two daughters, will leave in 
a few days for a four months 
European trip. 

"According to her annual 
custom, Mrs. H. gave a gar- 
den party to the members of 
tlie X.Y.Z. Card Club yester- 
day afternoon and evening. 
The lawn was brilliantly il- 
luminated, covers were laid 
for 40 persons, and supper 
was served at twilight. This 
is an event to which the club 
members look forward with 
keen pleasure, and Mrs. H. 
proved herself a most gen- 
ial hostess. 

"Mr. I. left at noon today 
for Ocean Beach, where his 
family are spending the 
months of July and August. 
Mr. I. goes over for week- 
ends usually, but this weeli 
will remain until Thursday, 
as he and his wife are to be 
hosts to a house-party for 
several days." 


ence, but raises serious ob- 
jection to the extravagance 
— about which he reads in 
the daily papers — with which 
the people's money is spent 
liy our missionary workers. 

"Mr. F. declined to give 
.?40.00 to the Poor Fund of 
his church to assist a family 
who were in great distress 
because of a flood which 
swept the place where they 
had lived before coming to 

and uniting with the 

church of which Mr. F. is 
an official member. 

"With these same rings on 
her fingers Mrs. G. called 
one afternoon on the treas- 
urer of her church and in 
formed him it was impossi- 
l)le for her to comply with 
the suggestion of the com- 
mittee that she increase her 
support to the church this 
year by 25 cents a week on 
account of increased cost of 
coal and labor. She would 
pay just as she had been do- 
ing, viz., 35 cents a week. 

"Mrs. H. says the church 
spends too much money on 
its music. She does not ap- 
prove. Singers should give 
their service the same as 
others do. She shows her dis- 
approval by declining to 
make any pledge for church 
support. Collectors say she 
drops a coin in the basket 
when she attends, but the 
treasurer knows it must be 
a small one, for he has not 
found anything larger than 
a dollar bill in the basket 
for months. 

"Mr. I. owns two automo- 
biles, both of which are used 
almost exclusively for pleas- 
ure. He gives $20.00 a year 
to his church and $5.00 a 
year to missionary work. The 
committee had a hard time 
to secure a pledge for this 

The worst kind of "heart trouble" is that mentioned 
in Isa. 57:21. Its cure is revealed in Jno. 14:21. 


Suffering for His Name s Sake 

By Orville D. Jobson, 
Bozoum, Oithangtti'Chari, F. E. Africa 
"For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not 
only to believe on him, but also to suffer for His sake" 

— Philippians 1 :29. 

We sometimes forget that suffering is a gift of God's 
grace and a part of our salvation. It is not until we 
see some saint of the Lord drawn into a rich and abid- 
ing fellowship through sharp and shameful suffering 
that we begin to realize the truth of the words, "To 
you it hath been given, on behalf of Clirist. . . .to suffer 
for His sake." 

It is rare these days to hear of men and women suf- 
fering for Christ's sake. It is rarer still to be permitted 
to meet such saints. But whenever it is our lot to hear 
such testimonies our hearts are warmed and we re- 
alize anew that His richest blessings are not in deliver- 
ance from sufferings, but in granting patience through 

Such a rare case is that of a woman whose heart the 
Lord opened in a small Baya village not so far from 
Bozoum. When she attended one of the first meetings 
held in her village, the Lord spoke to her soul; and she 
found peace through faith in His blood as a sacrifice 
for her sins. But her husband was bitterly opposed 
to her attending the meetings, for she was his first wife 
and must care for his idols. However this faithful lit- 
tle woman attended daily the morning prayer meeting 
and sunset service. Her husband became more and more 
furious. He threatened to send her away and even kill 
her if she continued to follow the Lord. But Founkeya 
has found the Lord and is willing to suffer for Him. 

Husband Strikes Her 

One evening when she returned from the sunset ser- 
vice her husband was sitting by the fire in front of her 
house. Enraged to see her returning from the service, 
he grabbed a good sized stick out of the fire, with the 
flame still burning on one end, and struck at her head. 
The blow made a gash in the upper lip, and left part 
of the lip hanging in her bleeding mouth. She fell to 
the ground, while her husband stood over her pourinng 
out cursings and threatenings. 

J Ba;/,! Faiiiilii and Their Home 

Without missing any services her lip healed again, 
but left a scar that she will carry until she receives her 
glorified body. 

A year later Founkeya was among the first group to 
receive baptism in her village. Her husband was not 
at the stream, and still inwardly opposes her new found 
joy. At the love feast held several days later she gave 
her testimon)'. There were 18 at the love feast, and 
most of the eyes were wet with tears. After we told 
her of the Lord ^^nio had scars which He received from 
the wounds her sins had caused and how we are called 
into the fellowship of His sufferings, she said "I'll 
follow Him unto the end " 

Lord, if it's suffering we need to draw us closer to 
Thee, and Thou seest fit to send it, give us grace to 
bear it for Thv dear name's sake. 


That is the sum that is needed to carry on the great work of the Foreign Missionaries of 
The Brethren Church for another year! Tens u):)on tens of thousands through them will hear the 
"good news" of eternal salvation for the first time in their lives. Will this be true of a similar 
sum of money spent in the homeland? Dare we fail those whom God has seiit and is so marvel- 
ously using? No, we shall not fail! 

MARCH 2, 1940 


"Behold, ho-tc good and Jio-lC pleasant it is for 
brethren to dicell together in iiniti/"(Psa. 133: 
Dear Brethren in Christ Jesus, greeting: 

First of all, I desire that the grace of our God and 
Heavenly Father may cover you with every blessing in 
this present year. Then, I ask you very urgently to 
prai/ much for us. It is very necessary that your hands 
be lifted up on our behalf. Do not sin, therefore, in 
failing to do so. 

Last night, the eighth of January, I found myself 
meditating on the immense benefits that the gospel of 
Christ has brought to me and to so many others here. 
Suddenly a thought crossed my mind, plowed a path 
through the seas, and then rested upon you Brethren, 
my beloved ones iti Christ. I remembered your un- 
bounded liberality which, through your love to Christ 
and to us, led you to give freely that which by grace 
you had received, and you gave with full hands and 
continue giving without murmuring. For what purpose? 
To the end that you might receive the approval of that 
One Who instilled into you so much love, and to the 
end that i/ou might see us saved and happy. 

Brethren, permit me to tell you that your offerings 
have been transformed by the divine touch into notable 
conversions. Many homes have been transformed from 
hells into paradises, because in them Christ now reigns. 
Even the physical and financial conditions have im- 
proved for many of them. Lives that before were being 
lived like the Gadarene of the Bible, today are in their 
right mind and publish the good news. Persons who 
carried knives and revolvers and were a constant dan- 
ger to their fellowmen, today carry only "the sword 
of the Spirit" and the cross of Christ, and are a pro- 
tection a7id blessing to their neighbors. Yes, brethren, 
Satan has lost many of his faithful ones since your self- 
denying missionaries set foot on the soil of our native 
country. It is true that not all of the holy seed has 
borne fruit to thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold, but it 
is also certain that some fell into good ground and has 
given good results. I firmly believe that the "latter 
rains" shall cause to germinate many of those upon 
which, it now appears, labor was bestowed in vain. 
Who is able to limit the power of our wise and all-pow- 
erful God? 

That which we must say xvith sorrow and lamenta- 
tion is, that at times those whom God had destined to 
sow only the good seed, carried in their sacks tares 
also, and have sown them without scruples. These have 
sprouted and produced their disgraceful fruit. But we 
trust that God in His time will clean out those injur- 
ious roots that seek to ruin the work of God. On the 
other hand, that which is of God, no one shall be able 
to ruin. 

Now, brethren, it only remains for me to express to 
you in my name and in the name of all the brethren 
here, who directly or indirecthi have received and do 
receive your loyal support and help, our sincere and 

profound gratefulness. God shall repay you with in- 
crease your service of love. Many bless you daily, you 
may be assured, and when we shall be together there 
in the glory of the Father you shall rejoice in triumph 
to see how much good you have done for us. Thanks 
for your love and fellowship. 

Sincerely yours in the service of Christ, 

Pasttor Brethren Mission, 

Cabrera, Cordoba, Argentine. 


Imagine the pansy bed saying to itself, "I cannot 
afford to give away all my beautj^ and sweetness. I 
must keep it for myself. I will roll up all my beauti- 
ful petals and I will withhold my sweet fragrance." 
As everybody that knows a jaansy bed knows, the pansy 
bed that would say that to itself, would simpl}^ roll 
up, go to sleep, wither and die. It is the pansy bed 
that gives that lives. Human selfishness defeats its 
own ends alwa3fs, and tlie man who withholds the fra- 
grance of his symjaathy and love soon loses the very 
thing he tries to keep. The springs of his manhood dry 
up, his finer nature becomes atrophied, he grows deaf 
to the cries of his fellowmen. Tears that are never shed 
for others' woes, sour to stinging acids in his own heart. 

"Give!" says the sparkling little rill; 
"I always give, am giving still; 
And yet I have enough alway, 
God fills my fountain every day; 

"Give!" says the little rill, 

"The cups of others fill." 

"Give!" says the pretty garden flower, 
"I give my fragrance to the bower, 
I give the bee liis morning meal. 
And yet no want I know or feel. 

And my reward is this — 

The dewdrop's morning kiss." 

''Give!" says the bird upon the tree; 
"I sing my best, my song is free; 
I never knew a bird sung out 
And left forlorn to fly about; 

To sing my song and give 

Is my best way to live." 

"Give!" says the twinkling star above; 
"/ shone before you sate me, love; 
I give the sailor on the sea — 
/ give the light God gives to me. 

"Give!'' says the tiny star, 

"The light shines very far." 

"Give!" says the Lord of earth and slcy ; 
"I gave myself, I came to die; 
I gave my love that you might live; 
.III mine is yours. Can ye not give?" 

Yes, Savior, we will bring 

Our gifts to thee, our King. 



A veritable Pentecost is being witnessed by our mis- 
sionaries in Africa. When the gospel call rings forth 
from the lips of a true minister in America, in England, 
and other favored lands in these last daj's, men, even as 
our Lord said they would, "with one consent, begin to 
make excuse." It is also as He said that it would be: 
the Holy Ghost has thrust forth missionaries, to tread 
the pathway's that wind through the tall grass in the 
heart of Africa — pathways banked by brushy hedges — 
to tell the story of redeeming love to those who have 
never heard. ^lultitudes are hearing that story ; and 
our faithful missionaries have the unspeakable joy of 
hearing thousands upon thousands confess Christ as 
their Lord and Savior. 

Read the "Gleanings from Missionaries' Letters." 
Do you wonder that the missionaries that come home on 
furlough are always so anxious to get back to their 
grass-covered huts with earthen floors, to the land 
where the hot sun blisters, and pests abound? They 
have looked into that darkness and have seen those 
faces turning with an indescribable appeal for the Light. 
No wonder the ver}' souls of them cry out: 

"Across the ocean stealing, 
For life and health and healing. 
A voice: — my soul is reaching, V 

In plaintive tones beseeching. 
O'er dusky faces falling. 
My heart turns to Oubangui, 
Their tears are ever calling; 
.Ind I must go!" 

"The Master's earnest bidding. 
Within niTj soiil is ringing: 
'Go thou, proclaim glad tidings. 
To teeming millions dying!' 
All earthly ties forsaking. 
And Jesus only taking; 
My heart for them is aching. 
And I must go!" 

"I'm going to Oubangui, I'm going to Oubangui! 
The call is growing stronger, 
I can't stay here much longer. 
O'er dusky faces falling. 
Their tears are ever calling; 
My heart turns to the Oubangui, 
.ind I must go!" 

By all means read Jake Kliever's story of his first 
trip out among the villages. Read it, and you will know 
that the day of miracles is not passed. The day when 
the Holy Ghost can move marvellously upon the hearts 
of men is still here. Jake Kliever must have experienced 
the joy and pain his Master once knew when He — 

"Went about all the cities and villages teaching 
....and preaching the gospel. ... But when He 
saw the multitudes. He was moved with compas- 
sion upon them, because they fainted, and were 

scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd. 
Then sayeth He unto His disciples, The harvest 
truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few: Pray 
ye therefore the Lord of harvest, that He will send 
forth laborers into His harvest" (Matt. 9:35-38). 
Once again the indescribable ache of the Master's 
heart is felt, and it throbs in the bosom of Jake Kliever 
and of every other one of our missionaries in that dark, 
dark land. The call for helpers rings in our ears day 
and night. Brethren, dare we falter? Dare we march 
up to the judgment bar of God without first having done 
as much as in us is to see that every eye that peers out 
of that African night shall behold the light, and every 
hand that reaches out for the Bread of life shall re- 
ceive it ? With countless thousands of lost souls knock- 
ing on the doors of The Brethren Church, pleading with 
us to share our Bread with them, it is time we forget 
all our petty excuses and rally to the support of those 
who are out there trying to make known the salvation 
of God, and put the Bread of life into those out-stretch- 
ed hands ! 

"A cry is ever sounding upon the burdened ear — 
.1 cry of pain and anguish, A cry of woe and fear; 
It is the voice of myriads who grope in heathen night; 
It is the cry of Jesus to rise and send them light. 

With every pulse's beating, another soul is gone, 
IVith all its guilt and sorrow, to stand before the throne; 
And learn tcith awe and wonder the story of that grace. 
Which God to us entrusted for all our fallen race. 

Oh, how the Master's bosom must swell w'ith love and 

.Is evermore they meet Him, that sad and ceaseless 

.ind if He holds us guilty for all our brother's blood. 
What answer can we offer before the throne of God?" 


Robert Carter loved to tell a story of one of the 
elders of the Scotch church, who came to New York 
a poor boy, and when he had earned ten dollars by 
wheeling goods in a barrow, attended one evening a 
meeting of the church called to pay off a debt. When 
subscriptions were asked for, the lad gave five dollars, 
which in after life he declared to be the largest gift 
he had ever made, being one-half of his earthly pos- 
sessions. This good man afterward amassed quite a 
fortune, but a large portion of it was swept away in 
a fire. Shortly after, Dr. McElroy was going about, as 
was his yearly custom, collecting money for the var- 
ious church charities ; but he passed Mr. R . . . . 's door, 
thinking that he would spare him the pain cf refusing 
his usual gifts. Mr. R. . . . met him on the street, and 
said, "You have not called on me j'et for my subscrip- 
tion." "No," said the doctor, "I have not the heart to 
ask you, knowing how heavy j'our losses have been.' 
"Retrenchment with me must not begin at the house of 
God," was the noteworthy reply. "I shall double myj 
subscriptions this year." — John T. Paris. 

MARCH 2, 1940 


Written by Dr. Charles T. Leber, a Secretary of 
the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. 

A short while ago I visited a leper village in south- 
ern China. Over 100 lepers had isolated themselves, 
living in small huts in a grove of 
trees. Two medical missionaries took 
me there that I might hear the lead- 
er tell what the Christian religion 
had done for them. Standing on a 
crutch and speaking through an in- 
terpreter, this leper told how evil 
he and his companions had been. 
They had been bandits of the worst 
kind. They had been diseased in 
mind and soul as well as in body 
"But," said the leper leader, "we 
are not like that any more. These 
friends came and brought healing 
for our bodies and new life to our 
souls. Because of Jesus Christ we 
are trying to live decent, kind, Chris- 
tian lives." 

Leaving the leper village, I went 
toward Nanking, where I was later 
met by a friend who had visited it 
a few weeks later. He told me this 
pathetic story: On the Wednesday 
before Easter some soldiers in that 
area invited the lepers to come out 
to the edge of the village early each 
morning; there the soldiers would 
give to each a small piece of money. 
The iioor lepers were glad to re- 
spond and each morning went and received their coin. 
On Sunday they went as usual with great expectancy. 
That Easter dawn the soldiers shot every one of them 
to death. 

Not a pleasant story, is it.' It is a parable revealing 
two forces that men are applying today to the eradi- 
cation of a terrible plague. By the cruelty of men, 
lepers all across the earth are wandering helplessly or 
hiding pitifully or are driven from town to town until 
in loneliness and destitution they find release in death 
Over against this, ever since Jesus walked on earth, 
there has been a group of men and women moved with 
compassion by the suffering of the lepers. They have 
tried and are still trying to do something about it. Down 
over the years, in Asia and Africa especially, there has 
been developing a movement for the care of the leper. 
And this movement has found its highest expression 
and its most statesmanlike leadership in The American 
Mission to Lepers, cooperating with the Protestant mis- 
sionary boards. 

As I journeyed around the world I met the work of 
The American Mission to Lepers in a number of coun- 
tries in Asia. Thinking back over what I saw, again 
and again I am reminded of that strong word, "In this 
place will I give peace." In fact if I could place a 

one of Miss 
Tyson's leper 

sign over the gateways of the leper colonies the world 
over I would surely write, "In this place will I give 

The first leprosarium I visited was in Miraj, India. 
One evening just at dusk I drove down a winding road 
through a corridor of beautiful trees, then with my 
guides, Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Richardson, turned in- 
to an attractive compound which appeared at first sight 
to be an exceptionally progressive Indian village. For 
over 30 years Dr. and Mrs. Richardson have ministered 
here to lepers. With the cooperation of The American 
Mission to Lepers they have developed a unique work, 
amazing in its accomplishments. 

The first building you come to is the chapel. Nearby 
is the well-kejJt clinic. Across the clean and neat cam- 
pus-like area are rows of comfortable little cottages, 
each with a cook stove, and here and there a garden. 
I was taken into the chapel There approximately 200 
lepers were assembled. A song was sung; a word of 
greeting by Dr. Richardson, and then by wistful lamp- 
light I tried to speak words of comfort and cheer. Be- 
cause of the progress of science approximately one- 
third of those who enter such a leprosarium are sent 
out into the world with the disease arrested. For many 
years within the bounds of that compound, whatever the 
circumstances, there has been no despair. If ever these 
words could be spoken as a tremendous reality it is 
here: "In this place will I give peace." 

A day's journey to the north of Bangkok, Siam, brings 
you to the city of Chiengmai. On the outskirts of that 
apisealing oriental city there is an island on which Dr. 
James W. McKean, then director of the McCormick 
Hospital of the American Presbyterian Mission, long 
ago established a great leper colony. Though I had 
heard of this project many time, I did not expect to 
see so spacious and inspiring an enterprise 

My visit was just before Christmas. In that tropi- 
cal country it was very difficult to appreciate that 
Christmas was really near. Yet I shall never forget 
the service in which I participated that sultry Decem- 
ber morning. Carols were sung by the congregation, 
seated on the floor. The choir sang anthems of the 
Nativity. A group came forward for baptism. Repre- 
sentatives rose to pray. And as the climax of the oc- 
casion, an elderly man, whose features revealed the 
long increasing marks of leprosy, arose and for almost 
an hour told us what his life in that colony had been 
over the past 20 years. In positive words, under deep 
emotion, he spoke of how he had found new life, abim- 
dant life — a life of hope and peace. Then I was called 
upon to speak. That Christmas, in that far away place, 
I spoke words which I have said many times but never 
as I was able to say them that day: "God so loved the 
world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that who- 
soever believeth on him should not perish, but have 
eternal life." 

There are two deep convictions which live within 
one as one thinks of the work for lepers. First, no other 
venture in this world so validates the fundamental pur- 
pose of the missionary movement. Though there are 
non-religious organizations caring for lepers here and 


there, the pioneering and the most effective motivation 
come from those who have committed themselves to 
serve mankind in the spirit of the Master. 

Second, in the face of evil and need today we are 
tempted to give waj^ to mere human pi'ocesses as a 
means of solution. The soldiers referred to in the op- 
ening paragraph of this article were not madmen. They 
were but individuals moved by leadership which held, 
as a philosophy, that force and destruction could eradi- 
cate evil and make a better comunity. There stand the 
soldiers. There stand the missionaries. Both groujDs 

see evil. Each group uses the power in which it be- 
lieves. So the question arises in every thoughtful indi- 
vidual, to which side shall I give my support? In which 
do I really believe ? 

The American Mission to Lepers has a dual min- 
istr}'. It not onlj^ brings peace to stricken persons but 
demonstrates and establishes the great conviction that 
in the philosophy of Christian love in action there is 
the way of peace — not only for the plague of leprosy 
but for all the evils of body, mind and spirit which 
cause such misery today throughout the stricken world. 


These gifts came in prompt response to our need, and 
we are praising the Lord for them. Our sincere apprecia- 
tion is extended to each of the following: 

Mrs. Mart Kilian, Indiana $5,00 

Prof. Herman A. Hoyt, Indiana 5.00 

Prof. Conard Sandy, Indiana 5.00 

K. S. Butt, Indiana 5.00 

Wm. Johanson, Indiana 5.65 

Ralph Flickinger, Illinois 4.00 

Dr. E. W. I.ongnecker, Ohio 1.00 

Daisy C. Boyer, Virginia 5.00 

Mrs. Cecil Stultz, Virginia .,,. 6.00 

Anonymous, Ohio ^^ ; 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Madden Crouse, Illinois 5.00 

Eilleen L. Buzard, Ohio 1.00 

Mrs. Clias. Wright, Indiana 20 

Jo L. Morris, Indiana 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Lentz, Ohio 5.00 

Mrs. T. E. Slaybaugh, Ohio 1.00 

J. C. Beal, Indiana 5.00 

Howard C. Williams, New Jersey 5.00 

Emory Wolfe, Pennsylvania 1.00 

Roy A. Warren, & Elizabeth Bowser, Pa 15.00 

Chas. W. Miller, Pennsylvania 1.00 

Miss Mary Eberwein, Pennsylvania 1.00 

Mrs. Catherine Reiber, Pennsylvania 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. Beal, Illinois 5.00 

David Reighard, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Ralpli Ranibo, Indiana g.OO 

Florence H. Fast, Indiana 5.00 

M. E. Horner, Indiana 5.00 

Harry M. Beach, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Mrs. Anna Long, Ohio l.OO 

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Dr. J. W. Tibbals, Iowa 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Beach, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Thomas Plunk, Pennsylvania 5.00 

George B. Seibert, Nebraska 6.00 

Prof. Alva J. McClain, Indiana 5.00 

Oren C. Trapp, Ohio 5.00 

Paul Stous, Kansas 1.00 

Ida M. Canfield, Nebraska 1.00 

Edwin Good, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Mrs. C. K. Snyder, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Greif, Iowa 5.00 

Mrs. Harriet Kimmel, Nebraska 5.00 

Mrs. H. J. Prichard, Nebraska 10.00 

Mrs. Ellen C. Grove, Pennsjivania 5.00 

Mrs. Nellie Kistner, Kansas 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Crawford, Ohio 5.00 

Mrs. N. P. Sorenson, Iowa 2.00 

Mrs. W. E. Sheets, Ohio 1.00 

Mrs. Martha Keller, District of Columbia 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Austin C. Munch, D. C 5,00 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Gardner, Virginia 1.00 

Mrs. C, H. Pearson, California 1.00 

Lawrence Young, Pennsylvania 5.00 

NeUie V. Carter, California 2.00 

Mabel L. Wescott, Washington 6.00 

E. Agnes Senseman, Ohio 5.00 

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Deroy Adams, California 6.00 

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MARCH 2, 1940 


lii) J. Paul Doxcchj 

1940 ! ! And yet there are 
thousands of men, women, and 
children, in this Province of 
Cordoba (Argentina) who 
liave not lieard of Him who is 
the Light of the world. Shall 
they hear the good news ? How 
shall they hear it? It is cer- 
tain that The Brethren Church 
shall be responsible for a 
large number of them. There are other missionary 
i)'roups working in this Province, but they have large 
sections for which they are responsible, and therefore 
we cannot expect them to do the work that we ought 
to do. Though it is true that much remains to be done, 
the task is not an impossible one, and it need not re- 
quire an unreasonabh' long period of time. 

Indeed, we may not have a long time in which to 
tell a lost world of our Lord who died to save sinners. 
We look for His coming, and if He does come soon, 
may we be able to sslj we have proclaimed His mes- 
sage of grace throughout this land. This much we cer- 
tainly can do, and it is our duty and privilege to strike 
in with renewed effort this year, noiv! We may never 
be able to see a large membership in our churches in 
Argentina, but we can surely give the gospel of saving 
grace to every town and village in this section. 

Regarding membership. The Evangelical Handbook 
of Latin America for 1939 gives the figure, 55,162, 
as the membership of all Evangelical bodies in Argen- 
tina. In proportion to the population, 12,561,361, the 
membership is not large. But just think what a great 
throng of redeemed souls shall arise from this land to 
be with the Lord in glory ! Some of these shall shine 
as gems in your crown. Are you planning this year to 
invest more heavily in these jewels of eternal worth 
that our Lord is gathering out from this Province of 
Cordoba } 

Your Help Counts 

Remember, salvation means just as much to a soul 
in South America as it does to one in any other place. 
Fathers, mothers, young men, and young women, 
changed from servants of Satan into servants of our 
Lord; little children, accustomed only to the midnight 
blackness of sin, transformed into bearers of eternal 
light; these may be realized through you. It is cer- 
tainly true that many such transformations may never 
take place without you and your help. 

During recent months we have seen the work of sav- 
ing grace wrought in the lives of three very elderly 
people, persons who had passed beyond threescore and 
ten years. It is very unusual to see people in the very 
late evening of life turn from sin and idolatry to the 

Lord Jesus Christ. These elderly souls all came to the 
knowledge of the ti'uth and to conversion in different 

One was an elderly woman, left alone in the world, 
her eyesight almost gone, but healthy and active. Years 
ago her husband had learned the truth of the gospel, but 
she had held back. Finally, being alone, and with time 
to think, she mustered up courage to come to the door 
of the mission to listen to the singing. Being afraid to 
enter, she remained outside, and then slipped quietly 
away. Before long she came back, slipped inside, list- 
ened, and was pleased with the message of God's Book 
Graduallj' she came to the knowledge of the truth, was 
convicted by the Spirit, and accepted the Lord as her 
Savior. She comes faithfully to the services. Although 
alone and seeing very poorly, she comes, and even rain 
does not often keep her away. She says, "I make pro- 
paganda for the mission, too" ! 

The second of these is an old Argentine woman. She 
also came very slowly to the knowledge of redemption. 
This old lad}' was led to the Lord by her daughter who 
was gloriously saved a couple of years ago. The mother, 
even after being convinced of the gospel of salvation 
by grace, still kept in her home an image of Saint An- 
tonio. She felt that surely he must be of some value to 
her. It took some time for her to be convinced that the 
Lord Jesus was not interested in .sharing her heart with 
Saint Antonio. Then finally she disposed of the little 

There are still 
souls yearning 
to know Christ. 
This Argentine 
•WODMH walked 
25 miles t o 
find ai Savior, 
only to find a 
Roman Catho- 
lic idol that 
could not give 
her peace ! 


image and accepted the Lord and now is happy in Him. 
Needless to say^ her daughter and son-in-law and many 
others are very happy also. 

Hates Own Children 

The third of this trio of late-comers-to-the-Lord was 
the father of one of the members of the Rio Cuarto 
congregation. He had come years ago from Europe, 
where, as a child he had learned of the gospel and many 
other teachings of the Bible. He retained a consider- 
able knowledge of the Scriptures in spite of a broad, 
deep, and ugly chasm of many years of the basest of 
living that intervened between childhood and his con- 
version in old-age. During long years he had enter- 
tained and openly expressed the bitterest hatred even 
toward his own children. 

One morning toward the close of his life, lying sick 
in bed, he asked God, the God whom he had blasphemed, 
to raise him up that he might go and kill one of his 
daughters for whom he held a special hatred. Through 
the ministry of the Word and prayer, that man was led 
by another daughter to the pierced feet of the Savior. 
About half an hour after he asked for strength to com- 
mit murder, the same old man with broken heart was 
crying out to God for pardon and salvation. God heard, 
granted his petition, the Holy Spirit gave him a new 
heart, and immediately out of that new heart poured 
a flood of praise to the Lord Jesus. Quickly matters 
between father and children were forgiven, put away, 
and the enmity of years gave place to love and joy un- 
bounded. He lived only a few days, but they were days 
of great .joy, days spent in the Scriptures in commun- 
ion with his long-rejected Savior who had patiently 
awaited through the years the opportunity to flood his 
life with joy unspeakable. 

There have been others saved also, young people, 
who have many years yet in which to serve the Lord. 
But in every case, salvation brings joy to men and 
women and glory to our Savior. The ministry of your 
mission in this place is worthwhile. Let us then, at 
home and on the field, rise to our opportunity. Let 
us, with renewed hope, renewed energy, and enlarged 
vision, looking for the coming of the Lord, enter in and 
take this land for Him this year. 

TS^e^^ '^f^s/'s 

Our Workers 

By Robert Culver 

catalogue of courses to be taught in the Northern Ohio 
Bible Training School. Of the seven teachers in the 
school, three are pastors of Brethren Churches, namely: 
John H. Squires, president of the school, Charles W. 
Mayes, registrar, and John M. Aeby. Classes are to 
be conducted on different evenings in different com- 
munities. The purpose of the school is to supply the 
need for Bible instruction to any Christians who desire 

it, and to train Christian workers and teachers. Courses 
in Bible Exposition, Bible Prophecy, Principles of In- 
terpretation, Life of Christ, Biblical Introduction, Bible 
School Teaching, Missions, Personal Evangelism, Chris- 
tian Evidences, Elementary Greek, and Homiletics are 
being offered. The opening date is to be announced. 
Classes will be held in Mansfield, Wooster, Ashland, 
Norwalk, and Sandusky, Ohio. Brethren in these com- 
munities may well take notice and make use of this 
oj^portunity for study of God's Word. 

That is the way the Brethren Sunday School at South 
Gate, California, brings the children in. 42 was the 
number brought on January 14 in the bus the South 
Gate Sunday School owns. Sunday Schools, take no- 
tice ! The bulletin which supplied the foregoing item 
also bears the news that Dr. Louis T. Talbot, pastor 
of the Church of the Open Door, of Los Angeles, began 
a series of Friday night illustrated prophetic lectures 
in the South Gate church on Feb. 2. An interesting lec- 
ture and good attendance was reported for the first 

A VICTORY REVIVAL and Evangelistic Campaign 
was begun in the First Brethren Church of Uniontown, 
Pa., on Feb. 4. The meetings are to continue till Feb. 
19. Pastor William H. Clough, through the church 
bulletin, announces that Rev. John W. Troy, evangelist, 
soloist, and song leader, is the speaker of the campaign. 

That is what The Brethren Missionary Herald Com- 
pany received from the Waynesboro, Pa., church re- 
cently. This is an example for other churches till some 
church does better. Sa3's the pastor, R. D. Crees, "Go 
and do thou likewise." 

week brought the Cleveland church up to 100 per cent 
subscriptions, or a magazine in every family. This is 
another challenge to other churches in the brotherhood 
to "go and do thou likewise!" 


is conducted from station WJW, Akron, Ohio, weekly 
at the 8:30 hour by the Ellet Brethren Church, under 
the leadership of their pastor, Bro. Raymond E. Ging- 
rich. If you are in range, tune in. 

Ohio, enjoyed the ministry of a gospel team from Grace 
Theological Seminary Jan. 28. The team was com- 
posed of Ralph Rambo, Blaine Snyder, and Robert Hill. 
Three decisions for Christ and a fine offering for the 
seminary were reported. 

WHITTIER, CALIF., the pastor, Charles A. Ashman, 
sends the following report under date of Feb. 11. "A 
day of victory today, 5 confessions in the morning and 
1 1 at night, 1 6 for the day at the two regular church 
services. There was just the pastor on the job, no 
special services. Praise the Lord for revival! Rejoice 
with us !" 

MARCH 2, 1940 


"Dear friends of the homeland: 

It is quite some time since I have taken to writing a 
general or circular letter. The Lord has been blessing 
abundantly above all that we have asked or thought, 
and we praise His name. 

I will not tell you of some of the things that have 
recently transpired, other than that because of the 
war in Europe the situation on the field has changed 
somewhat ; and we are praying that soon there may 
be a readjustment that will allow proceeding as before 
the war. All autos are registered and subject to mili- 
tary authority as soon as they are ever bought; and 
thus our truck was at a military camp for 22 daj's, and 
I was with it, as we had no chauffer for it. 

I dined with the administrator, was invited out to 
dine with the captain several times, and slept in the 
captain's house, while other white folks had their quar- 
ters in the rest house, etc. — that is, those were not of- 
ficials — thus you see I have nothing to complain of. 
The French treated me like a brother, and I believe 
they, as a whole, feel that waj' toward true Ameri- 

T will give you some notes from the log or diary of 
m}^ first trip into the bush. I had never been on itin- 
eration work with another missionary, so naturally I 
asked all kinds of questions of those whom I could see 
as to what they did when they were in the bush, how 
they went about the work, etc., etc. ; and I packed a 
small trunk (clothes, a few books, Scriptures and por- 
tions, etc.), a duffle bag with sleeping outfit, chop box, 
cooking utensils ; and with five boys as porters and a 
cook, I started out, wondering what would happen and 
knowing only that it was the Lord's will for me to 
go and that He would bless. 

The Monday I wanted to start, a palaver came up, 
and I spent most of the day looking through that ; then, 
in the process of that I had a small accident on the 
moto-bike, hurting my ankle, and by doctor's orders I 
had to postpone the trip another day. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, I started the trip. It was 
cloudy and a small shower fell, so the men waited until 
almost noon before starting the trip. I had planned on 
going directly to a village called Bebeuleum, but was 
told the bush path was only good for walking and not 
passable by bike, so we changed plans a little and went 
to Bedam, the Canton chief's village 

I have a lantern .... so at night I lit it (even if I 
knew that it would attract all kinds of bugs, etc.) start- 
ed playing the trombone, and the villagers started com- 
ing \4 

The chief's son, who had caused a little stir in former 
services held by the evangelists, came to the service, 
and I asked him what it was all about. He said he had 
been drinking, etc. He was all dressed up in a nice 
white (.'') coat, long (used to was) white trousers, and 

a pair of tennis shoes — all worn out but miraculously 
hanging together. It didn't matter that they were about 
three sizes too large and were on the wrong foot. His 
vallet must have forgotten to lay out a shirt as he had 
none on, no socks, no necktie, but just the same all 
dressed up. We dealt with him in the gospel, and be- 
lieve he will come out O.K. as he shows an entirely dif- 
ferent spirit right now at least. 

Twentj'-Three Accept Christ 

In these two days we got to speak to 587 souls, out 
of wliich 23 accepted Christ for the first time, and 35 
confessed sin and came back into fellowship 

We then left for the village to which we wanted to 
go first — Bebeuleum We arrived almost noon, hav- 
ing seen much game tracks, such as antelope, wild fowl, 
leopards, etc. ; but since our guns are in cold storage 
as yet, we had to forget that we might have been able 

to get a little fresh meat for the larder We are 

not having fresh meat other than chickens right now, 
and they aren't too plentiful. 

Brethren Missionary Direc+ory 

ADDRESS: 433 Rivadavia, 

South America. 
Rev. and Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy. 
Rev. and Mrs. Hil! Maconaghy 


ia, Rio Cuarto, Prov. 

Cordoba, Argentii 



par Bangui, Oubangui-Cha 


1 Equa- 

Yaloke, par B 

French Equatorial Afri^ 
Miss Mary E. Emmert. 
Dr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Taber. 
ADDRESS: Bassai, par Bozo 

Equatorial Africa. 
Miss Estella Myers. 
Miss Mabel Cra%vford. 
ADDRESS: Bozoum, par B 

torial Africa. 
Rev. and Mrs. Orville D. Jobson. 
Dr. Florence N. Gribble (Mailing address, although 

at Bekoro). 
ADDRESS: Bellevue, par Bossangoa, par Bangui, Oubangui-Char 

French Equatorial Africa. 
Rev. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Sheldon. 
Miss Florence Bickel. 
ADDRESS: Bekoro (Be-Miller Station), par Paoua-Bangui, Oubangu 

Chari, F.E.A. 
Dr. Florence N. Gribble. 
Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Kliever. 
Mrs. Wilhelmina Kennedy. 
ADDRESS: Bouca, par Bangui, Oubangi-Chari, French Equatorij 

Rev. and Mrs. Joseph H. Foster. 

Rev. and Mrs. John W. Hathaway, Fillmore, Calif. 
Miss Grace Byron, Care of L. S. Bauman, 1925 E. 5th St., Long Beach, 

Rev. and Mrs. Claren 
Rev. and Mrs. Curtis 
Miss Elizabeth S. Ty 

Beach, Calif. 

L. Sickel, 2424 Fourth St., La Verne, Calif. 
Morrill, 713 Fairbanks St., Ashland, Ohio. 
1, Care of L. S. Bauman, 1925 E. 5th St., Long 


We called in the villagers that were left, as most of 
the men and some women were doing road work .... 
85 were left, and they came to hear. 7 accepted Christ 
and 9 came back. Among them was an old, old woman. 
It gives one a thrill to see the real old folks come and 
embrace the gosisel 

We arrived in good time to set up camp at Bedwa, 
and I had just cleaned up and eaten a bowl of soup 
when tlie big chief of Bedaia canton came and greeted 
me. One of his teepoyers had cut his foot on a snag, so 
I 'first-aided' that and after a short conversation he 
left. He wants us to work his field thoroughly also. 

About 5:00 P. M. just about the wliole village gath- 
ered. I played the horn and we had a good song ser- 
vice There were about 185 there, and just as I 

was starting the message a sudden storm came up and 
all took to shelter at top speed. My hut was black in 
more ways than one. It was filled with natives. My cook 
liad supper read}'. I couldn't ask them to get out into 
tlie rain, and all the huts close by were the same as 
mine, filled with natives. Freda had sent some fruit 
and a small portion of cheese, but with it a small bot- 
tle of oil of cloves for tooth aches, not for my teeth 
but for the boys and for the natives who needed it. 
Well, this oil had flavored the cheese, and I didn't feel 
that I needed to eat it, so gave the natives a taste of 
cheese. Well, the expressions would have been good 
camera food for any movie camera ! ! ! 

They had all promised to come back if it quit rain- 
ing, or in the morning if it didn't, to hear the rest of 
the message. It slowed down enough for them to go 
back to their huts and I proceeded to move my bed 
around, trying to miss all the rain coming in through 
the roof. After several moves, finallj' I got it in the 
right place and at the right angle, provided the wind 
didn't cliange ! The natives came and borrowed my 
small lantern in order to teach those in their huts some 
gospel songs, so I went to sleep ! ! ! with their beautiful 

singing ! ! ! It is beautiful when you think of how 

they love the messages they sing, even if they can't 
produce the accidentals or half tones, and thus change 
the tune to a state of almost not being able to recog- 
nize it 

Lion Pays Visit 

I say I went to sleep. The mosquitos were humming, 
and they sounded like a tea pot. I was glad I had a 
good net. I was suddenly awakened. In the moving 
around of the last evening, I had lost mj' flashlight, 
and what woke me made me tliink I had gone to sleep 
in the zoo. There was a lion with a nice deep bass roar, 
singing his song right close bj' 

Then the natives started to yell and light their flares 
of grass torches. I came to enough to remember I was 
all alone, no fire in the hut and my light was missing — 
yes, all alone, but not alone. It is no affair for a lion 
to push in the liglit grass door that is before the rest 
hut, or to jump over it, and its good-by world, good 
morning Savior. There was nothing to do but turn over 
and go back to sleep, and if the Lord wanted to keep 
me until the morning, I would finish my message, and 
if the lion came to eat me, he might get a case of in- 
digestion from eating all white meat ! ! But to go home 

by the way of a lion's stomach wouldn't be so bad, so 
to sleep I went. And as day was breaking, I awoke, 
and returning from the outhouse when it was still al- 
most dark, I was again greeted by the good morning 
roars from a few lions 

An liour later I liad breakfast. The folks had gath- 
ered and all had come back to hear. Again some old 
folks made the confession — 17 first confessions and 6 
confessed sin and wanted to return to the Lord. This 
village although a busli village has been visited several 

We then proceded to Bebaouda, a small village one 
hour's walk from Bedwa. We saw lion tracks where 
they had been chasing buffalos. The grass is tall here, 
and the natives never walk alone or go alone on bikes 
as they would be attacked, therefore we always went 
in groups. They had heard the gospel only once, that 
is onlj- once before had someone been to preach the gos- 
pel to them. -10 gathered here and 6 believed on Christ 

Interior of Yaloke (Ft. Eqii. Afr.) Church. Built 1927 

By Modena Minnich Studebaker 
No footfalls, no sound on early Sabbath morn. 
Silent, waits the mud church, plain, unadorned. 
Soon now will flow within its calm, deep walls. 
Life which is eager, pulsating, warm. 
Comes now — 

The man who has stolen during the night; 
Lithe black children, carefree, gay; 
Quiet, respectable women and men; 
An old and tottery beer-drinking man ; 
A beaming young mother with her babe at her breast; 
Earnest young students, with serious e3'^es; 
The woman whose sharp tongue cuts the air. 
The man whose face is so very kind. 
Good Shepherd, hold thee, each one, to Thy heart. 
They are so alone, who walk apart. 
Here now within these calm, deep walls 
Give streng-th. Give peace, richly, to all. 
-Lassa, Africa. — (From "Gospel Messenger") 

MARCH 2, 19i0 

Then we went to another small village and preached 
there to 36. Some accepted the Lord and others re- 
turned. We had a sandwich here and some lemonade. 
I have never tasted such rank water as they had had 
in the last few villages. And even after boiling all 
the bugs to death and flavoring it with lemon and su- 
gar, it had a swampv taste. We walked (by bike) in 
the noon day sun and arrived at another very small 
village. There is a native here that comes to the mis- 
sion from time to time and then goes back and gathers 
the people to tell them what he remembers. I hope he 
hears and remembers straight. He can't read so I have 
asked him to come to the mission to learn how 

195 Accept Christ 

After another half hour we arrived at another small 
village. Although it is small, it is large for a bush vil- 
lage. Here there were men from many villages far and 
near, who were doing work on the road and cotton hous- 
es. We stayed here Saturday and Sunday night, and 
had 4 meetings with them. Twice we had 325 come to 
the meetings. 195 accepted Christ as their Savior and 
80 came back to the Lord 

Sunday evening, after the service, it was unbearably 
hot inside of the hut as there is hardly any ventilation, 
and it was sultry. I got into my 'jamas' and sat out- 
side the hut in the air, as it felt almost cool. I noticed 
some shadows in front of the door as I was undressing 
and redressing, so I saw I needed to empty the wash 
basin, and of course not knowing there were any na- 
tives there ( .'') at least they wouldn't want me to know- 
it, I poured this water right out the door in their way. 
There was a shout and laughing and a scattering. The 
campfires were lighted and flickered like little stars, 
only they were on the earth, and around each were 
natives, either eating their food or getting ready to eat 

Then they started to leave, I thought, but they 

gathered again under the tree and after another short 
conference^ here they came again. They sat close to 
me in a semi-circle and said not a word. I waited, say- 
ing not a word either. That is the way of the African. 
They come and sit and say nothing, and as you say 
nothing they know that you are waiting for them to 
tell their affair 

Soon after, one spoke for the five and said, "We want 
to stay with you." At first I thought I hadn't heard 
right and so I asked them again. Then the thought 
came to me that when Christ asked his disciples if they 
would leave Him, they replied, "To whom shall we 
go. Thou hast the words of eternal life." They wanted 
to be by me to hear the gospel and thus be able to tell 
it to their brothers. If there were quarters for such 
inquirers, I would have taken them; but now I had to 
say, "I have no place for you to sleep, I have no food 
for you, what can I do ?" Then I told them that I was 
planning on sending a teacher here once a week to 
teach them the Word and to read it to them. That sound- 
ed good to them, but it wasn't happening yet. 

See Power of Gospel 

Then, one said, "My brother is with Mr. Jobson." 
I asked what his name was, and he said, "Sangobe." 

What Missions Really Are 

(1) Missions are a matter of common honesty. 
We are trustees of the gospel we hold, and em- 
bezzlers if we withhold it from others. 

(2) Missions are a matter of simple obedience. 
Whatever the world says of missionaries or con- 
verts, our duty is plain — to obey Christ, Who un- 
questionably commanded us to evangelize the 

(3) Missions are a matter of national self- 
interest. Where we have evangelized, there we 
have prospered ; where we have been false to our 
trust, trouble has befallen us. 

— The Missionary Review of the World. 

Then I said, "He was with ^Nlr. Jobson, but is with 
me now at BeKoro. " He was the boj' of one of the 
evangelists we sent to tlie Bozoum Bible School. He 
said, "I will come and sec him." I said, "Your brother 
hasn't as j^et built himself a house, and is sleeping in 
another's." He said, "I will go and help him build 
one!" Then I said, "If j-our chief lets you go, and 
your father says 3'ou can, and your brother wants you, 
you may come." 

The next morning there was a new face among my 
bo5's. His father had given him permission, and some 
food, and his ver)- own man-sized spear, and thus the 
little 10 3'ear old, future evangelist (we pray) started 
to BeKoro We started north. On our way we pass- 
ed several small road gangs and invited them to our 
evening service. Then we arrived at Yene, put up camp, 
and that evening preached in this very small village 
to 115. Another chief with his people had come to hear 
also. We had had definite prayer the daj' before and 
thus the large results at Bemankesara. And so tonight 
we were to see again the power of the gospel 

It strengihened my faith and also the boys. Well, 
they were as in a dream and praised the Lord for all 
that was happening. Out of 115 again some old folks 
came, some taraways (influential men in the village), 
and one man especially stands out in my memory. He 
confessed to murdering men, stealing women, praying 
to his idols faithfully to help him in his evil, but he 
knew there was no life there. He even thought he was 
a big and evil man, and even though it probably meant 
deatli at the hands of his father and bigger brothers, 
he was coming out to the meetings and he confessed 
faith in Christ 

73 confessed Christ and 1 came back to the Lord. 
Meanwhile I had sent 2 of the fellows to another vil- 
lage and they had preached to the same SO twice (morn- 
ing and evening) and 23 accepted Christ and 40 came 
back to the Lord 

In the next village 85 heard the word, 19 accepted 

and confessed sin We rushed on to the next village 

ahead of the recruiter. 53 gathered to hear the Word 


(It was a small village). 18 accepted and 1 came back 
to the Lord. As the porter arrived we had to tell them 
that we would go back to Eedam and i^reach at Be- 
Gouradje. They were willing and thus again in the 
heat of the noon day sun we traveled in order to get 
to a large group for the evening. 

Lord Richly Blesses Meetin,g- 

We again preached to a large group that evening, 
but they were mostly those that had heard in the vil- 
lages that morning. The Lord blessed again, and after 
preaching in Bedam in the morning, I put the bike 
into high gear for BeKoro, and was very cordially re- 
ceived again 

In all the bush trip (my first) and no doubt doing 
a lot of things that should not be done, and missing 
many an opportunity, just the same, we had 2244 lis- 
teners out of which 390 professed to accept Christ and 
175 confessed sinning and came back to the Lord. I 
was only out for 8 da3's, as I heard of sickness on the 
station and thought I had better get back to see how 
serious it was. The Lord had worked, and although 
Dr. Gribble is still weak she is apparently on the road 
to her usual health and strength 

My impressions and depressions were somewhat as 
follows. Tliis was the first time that I had seen many 
of these villages. I had seen their names on a few of 
the maps that I had found, begged, borrowed or bought, 
and thus I knew about what I would find as to the 
number in the villages. But as to the road or path con- 
ditions, all was unknown as well as the food situation, 
that is whether we could get food for the porters, etc. 
All the villages had been located before so I went by 
the maps and according to the reports of the evangel- 
ists we had been sending out, and thus we found no 
new or unlisted villages. We were delightfully sur- 
prised by the fact of the new auto road going to the 
river between BeMakesara and Guili, and this will be 
a tremendous aid in evangelizing this and the Laka 
field. We will save about a day's travel in the direc- 
tion of a village named BeGorns, and in a few hours by 
bike, or an hour by auto, we are at the door of the Laka 
tribe, a sister tribe to the Kaba 

Expected Too Much 

I was disappointed that so many of the villages were 
so small, but then I had never seen any bush villages, 
and thus I was expecting too mucli I guess. I imagine 
it is the same with all bush villages, no matter where 
they are. But they need the gospel as well as the large 
villages. The field has opened itself (that is this part 
of the field, which is about a seventh of our charge) 
and I believe we are going to make real headway from 
now on. We are trusting the Lord to raise the men to 
send and train and teach 

We don't want a one to go unless they feel they must 
Missionaries have had some heart breaking ex- 
periences so we have decided to wait the Lord's hand 
in this. We are thus asking you to join in prayer with 
us to pray that the Lord of the harvest will send forth 

laborers into this ripe field, for really I couldn't begin 
to tell you, and you couldn't know the hunger for the 

Word by those who have tasted just a little They 

are at the stage where they know it is real and they 
want it. They have been in such darkness that they are 
overjoj'cd by the light and power that is in the gospel 
and they want to know more of it 

If only some of the real old folks were really saved; 

all of them real But I would be the last one that 

would want to say that the Holy Spirit wasn't able to 
take the Word, touch their hearts and work the work 
of regeneration in their hearts. Also would I be the 
last one to say that this or that one wasn't serious, and 
will have to know more before saving faith takes hold 

But now we ask, who will go and feed the sheep and 
the lambs ? It is this that makes us lie awake at night, 
jara^'ing, hoping and wondering how this is going to 
happen. Oh, if only we had been born quintuplets and 
all five of us were here, we might be able to start to 
do a small portion of that which has been put into our 
hands to do here at the present time. If a person doesn't 
want to have a real uncontainable joy and at the same 
time a burning and vmcontainable heaviness, he had 
better not come to Africa as a missionary. There is 
such abundant joy at seeing the hand of the Lord work- 
ing through His Word, but O the sorrow and heartache, 
to see so many hands reaching for the gospel — yes, I 
saj' reaching for the gospel, because we know that it is 
needed. They are reaching for freedom from the slav- 
ery of sin and superstition, and we are so few 

Attendance Increasing 

At the chapel or station gospel meetings, the attend- 
ance is increasing. We have long timbers by the side 
for benches, and the chapel is crowded so that there 
is no aisle — just a mass of blackness as we look ahead 
of us, and the wings at the side are as thick black also. 
The chapel holds, by crowding, 300, and there are 
about 625 that are coming from Sunday to Sunday 

Last Sunday, 75 made the great confession, and 26 
came back to the Lord. After the after service, I asked 
from what villages they were and there were 22 differ- 
ent villages represented. Some had walked 35 miles to 
get to the services here just to hear a little more. Do 
yon wonder our hearts swell and burst over, as it were, 
with tears, as we think of the hunger and so little to 
work with and so little time each day to work ! 

Over 200 are coming daily to learn to read, and we 
have a limited baptismal class right now, and there are 
about 100 in that. These classes only touch the few 
villages right near the mission station. We are hoping 


on page 3 

By contributing it to foreig^n missions! 

MARCH 2, 1940 

to be able to send teacher and catechistes out to the 
villages regularly soon — hoping yes, but almost against 
hope — but with your pravers, and by His grace, we 


With the present world situation, it is not hard to 
believe that at any moment the heavens will break 
forth in the shout for which we long, when we shall 
ascend, leaving this flesh that is corruption to be 
changed into His glorious likeness. Oh may many more 
be called at that shout, because we have done our part ! 
pray, pray pray!" 

able to buy sufficient flour, although it is rationed. 
Butter, lard, sugar and wine are rationed. The last one 
doesn't interest us, of course. 


NOTE: — Neics from our missionaries in Africa 
begins to remind us of the days when the Holy Ghost 
rested upon the apostles themselves as they went among 
the villages and cities of old Judea and then out to 
Samaria and beyond. The Spirit of God can still work, 
and if the rvhite man in the pride of his civilization and 
boasted learning iunts away from the lowly Christ of 
Galilee, Who is now exalted at the Father's right hand, 
then the black man of Africa is going to glorify Him 
A mighty host will be swept into the kingdom, for 
every seat at the marriage supper of the Lamb must 
be filled. What a glorious privilege it is that we breth- 
ren can have part in this work. 

Read the gleanings from their letters 
and then inquire of the Lord what He would have you 
do this coming Easter Sunday. The editor of this mag- 
azine has no regret that last Easter a church in Long 
Beach forgot the fact that it had a very heavy debt 
resting upon it and that they came forward and laid 
$11,000.00 at the Master's feet as an offering that 
this work might go on. And now as we read of the 
moving of the Spirit of God in Africa how our hearts 
rejoice. Thank God for the privilege that we here in 
the homeland have, of having a real part in the doing 
of this work and a part in the joy that will be ours 
when we stand on the hilltops of glory and witness 
these children of the sun, fashioned into His own glor- 
ious image, sweeping through the gates. — L.S.B.) 

Mrs. Sheldon Writes 

War or no war, the uplifted Christ continues to draw 
men unto Him, according to a letter from Mrs. Hattie 
Sheldon of Bellevue. We quote from her letter, written 
Oct. 19th: 

"Two weeks ago the government gave back our car, 
and we praise the Lord for it. We are allowed 100 
liters of gasoline for the time. Don't know if we will 
be able to get more or not when it comes to going to 
conference. The Lord is able. So far, we have been 

Estella Myers Writes in a Letter 
To Miss Grace Byron: 

"The crowd in the church is so large we do not have 
seats enough. Children sit on the floor. We are mak- 
ing benches We praise tlie Lord for the faithful- 
ness of tlie natives 

Mrs. Kennedy's Message 

The best preparation for war is being made by hun- 
dreds of Africans on our mission stations. Mrs. Ken- 
nedy ivrites from the Be-Miller station: 

"We certainly have been having the crowds out to 
service on Sundaj's. In the last month there have been 
nigh on to 300 new confessions here in the church, not 
counting those in the villages daily. Some who have 
been putting it off a long time are coming. They say 
they know it's the truth, and now since they don't know 
when the airplanes may fly over and drop their bombs 
and kill them, the}' want to get right so that if they 
die thev'll be saved." 

The Fosters Write 

"We praise the Lord for the Easter offering. We 
will be able to carry on another year. The Lord surely 
does provide. If we would only look more to Him and 
less at circumstances and people ! He will not suffer 
His work to .stand still as long as we look to Him for 
the supplying of e^•er}' need, and the power and strength 
to carry on. That is our blessed hope in the present 
crisis. God is above all. He rules and overrules to 
bring all His plans and purposes to pass. If His work 
is not finished in the land to which He has sent His 
servants, then the door will not yet close. We are sure 
that all of 3'ou are praj'ing to this end. Victory for 
France and England means the continuation of the go- 
ing forth of His blessed Word." 

War or no war, the living JVord of God is being given 
to tens of thousands surrounding our African stations. 
The Fosters write: 

"Speaking about the Word of God, perhaps it will 
be interesting to you to know that we are having great 
blessings in circulating it among the people. We re- 
ceived 2000 copies of the Gospel of John just a short 
time ago. Then too, we had received 450 through Bro. 
Jobson in June ; all of those are gone and about 400 of 
the last lot. Besides this many New Testaments have 
been sold. There is great desire for the things of the 
Lord, and everywhere many are turning to the Lord. 
It seems as though the Lord is working in a very spec- 
ial way in the hearts of the people to call them unto 
Himself. Ask your church to pray that God will give 
us strength and opportunity to go far and wide with 
the words of eternal life this dry season. It is the most 
important work that we have to do. 



God has blessed us with a very fine group of men. 
who are interested in getting the Word to the people. 
They go willingly and without pay. The one great dif- 
ficulty is that they themselves need much more teach- 
ing before they are ready to be placed at chapel points. 
If God wills we hope to send some to Bible School the 
beginning of tlie New Year." 

War Brings Handicaps 

One of the most difficult priihlems of these xvar times 
is the transfer of money to the field. Another is the 
problem of securing gas for our automobiles on the field. 
Mrs. Foster tcrites: 

"We have not the slightest idea how our money will 
come through. We have received the notice from you 
of having forwarded two months allowance, but we have 
not yet heard from Mr. Warren. We are only allowed 
to draw 100 francs per day, and it may be when the 
!Mandats come through that it will be necessary to wait 
until the full time has expired for the entire amount, 
before we can draw it. However, the Lord will take 
care of this as He does with everything else, for we 
have committed it to Him. The Lord is providing for 
us day by day so that we have need of nothing mater- 
iallv. We cannot tell you now how gracious the Lord 
has been the past month, but in many ways we have 
seen His liand working for us. We haVe the V-8 and 
are allowed to use it provided it is possible to obtain 
gas. We believe that the way will soon be opened where- 
by it will be possible to purchase gas as usual. Pray 
that it may be possible, so that we will be able to do 
the great amount of itineration that needs to he done 
during the dry season." 

News From Miss Crawford 

One of the most "newsi/" letters that we have recent- 
/(/ received from the field comes over the signature of 
Sister Mabel Crawford, in charge of our French school 
for boiis and girls at the Bas.mi station, F.E.A. The 
letter is a bit too long to publish in full, but we will 
(five it in a condensed form. 

"Riaht now we can neither cash nor buy money or- 
ders out here. Fortunately Orville cashed all money 
orders on hand just a few days before war was de- 
clared so we don't have a lot of our money tied up in 

uncashed checks I imagine you think I have to 

live on peanuts out here but don't you worry I 

don't nearly live up to my allowance and I live well. 
Of course, prices may soar, supplies may be hard to 
get, money may not come through good and I'll be 
thankful for my "reserve fund," but the Lord will take 
care of us no matter what happens. Speaking of living 
on peanuts, I guess we could do that if we had to. This 
year produced a bumper crop. My French school boys 
had about 75 bushels in the school garden alone. Their 
tithe made quite a show one Sunday morning. 

Bv the time you get this Thanksgiving will be at 
hand. (Did she mean Thanksgiving, 1940? This letter 
was dated 'Oct. 7, 1939." We received it Jan. 16, 

1940! Thanks to Hitler, Stalin, and Co.! L.S.B.) 

So you take me to task for wanting to die in Africa. . . 
Yes, I know what vou mean and love vou for it. Even 

Elaine Morrill writes the Editor: 

Ml/ uncle Bob took my picture ichen I had a 
''happy birthday — three years old." I wanted a 
b:ibij brother for my "birthday-Christmas." My 
.lunt .Inne gave me a doll, and I thought that was 
my baby brother^ then today my daddy took me 

Ik" ^1 

to the hospital where my mama went "to get well," 
and there teas another babi/ brother in bed with 
her! I can't quite understand it all, but she says 
it's a real one, and liis name is "Stevie.'' 
With Love, 



Was Born To 


Jan. 22, 1940 — Wt. S lbs., 1 oz. 

if I didn't understand you and thought you were 99 
l/lOO per cent wrong I think I woidd still love you, 

Bro. Bauman I'm looking for the call upward just 

as truly as anyone else, you know that, but what I 
meant to say was that I was not unwilling to pay the 
supreme sacrifice if He so willed. I counted that cost 
years ago when He called me and I'm just as willing to 
meet it now as ever, more so since I've tasted the bless- 
ings of service in this land. What a glorious day when 
He .shall call us to Himself, but what a daj^ of shame 

MARCH 2, 1940 

it would be if He should find some of us homeward 
bound because fear was driving us from the place He 
had placed us. 

We are anxious to know how long war conditions will 
hold up new recruits. There isn't much use of them 
planning on bringing out cars just to be grabbed by 
the government or to sit unused if we can't get gaso- 
lene. At present, gas can't be bought and if fighting 
gets to be in earnest it will be harder than ever to get. 
We will have to go back to the old daj's of evangelizing 
by push and bicycle. Personally, I think that is the 
better way. We rush through village after village in 
our cars and if we weren't in such a hurry to get some 
place we would have more time to be concerned about 
the souls we pass with merely a lifted hand in greeting. 
We are looking forward to as much time as possible in 
the bush this coming dry season. 

]Mail Is Censored 

Our last mail, for which we waited four weeks, was 
all censored at Bangui. Only one of your letters was 
opened. I guess they read one, decided you were harm- 
less and didn't waste time on the other one. 

Right after lunch yesterday Miss flyers and I started 
b}' push to visit a village five or six miles up the line 
where we want to put a new teaclier. On the way back 
we stopped to visit a couple of classes tliat liave re- 
centlv been organized. 

We are having almost a mass desire to read these 
days. People are calling for teachers who can teach 
them to read the Word of God; and not onl}' the chil- 
dren, but women and old men as well are trj'ing to learn. 
Some of the chiefs are even attending the classes. How 
we do long and pray for the time to come when every 
Karre who desires may read God's Word for himself. 
He is wonderfully blessing Miss Myers as she is speed- 
ily getting it ready for printing and we hope to have 

hundreds ready to read it by the time it is printed 

If we don't have some help here next j^ear I don't see 
how I can conscientiously persuade mj-self that I'm in 
the Lord's will to be content to spend next year teach- 
ing beginning French to such a small group of 10 or 11 
years old. If our other work was adequately being tak- 
en care of I'd go at the task without a word, but the 
Bassai work is not getting a square deal right now. Oh 
well, I shouldn't bother you with such a detail of field 
policy and perhaps the Lord will work it all out when 
our conference meets. 

May God bless you day by day in your large min- 
istry for Him, may His blessing rest upon The Breth- 
ren Church and guide through any deep waters. 

Yours in Christ and Africa, till He come." 

Maconaghys Not Discouraged 

Not discouraged in Argentina! From a private letter 
received from our Brother Hill Maconaghy we quote: 

"Dolly and I are not in the least discouraged with 
things. We know the future of this work is as bright 
as the promises of God, and these promises are yea and 
amen in Christ Jesus. 

"Recently we have been reading the life story of 
that great missionary, Goforth of China, and it has 
been a great blessing to us. One of the chapter head- 

ings is a statement by Hudson Taylor: "How often do 
we attempt work for God to the limit of our incompe- 
tency rather than to the limit of God's omnipotency. 

As we look out upon tlie work carried on in this land, 
the above statement seems to be sadly true. To our 
knowledge there has never been, nor is there now in 
any place here in the Argentine a real turning of things 
upside down for the Lord — men in great numbers being 
saved. This has taken place many other places in the 
world, even in far harder places than this is. 

"Romanism is no excuse, as I see it, for this not be- 
ing possible ; for Romanism is nothing but idolatry, and 
Paul had a wonderful time watching the Lord work in 
idol-filled Ephesus. 

"Hudson Taylor seems to have hit the nail on the 
head, as far as Argentina is concerned — of course, un- 
knowingly. Certainly, as we look at ourselves and then 
round about us there is tremendous incompetency, as 
far as accomplishing the great work of evangelizing 
this land immediately is concerned. And if we tackle 
the job no further than the border of our incompetency, 
verily it will never be accomplished. But the Lord has 
given us a wonderful revelation in this statement of 
Taylor's, and also in the well known verses in Matt. 
28:18,19. He says, 'All poxcer is given unto me in heav- 
en and earth. Go ye therefore ' According to this, 

we are convinced that He never wants us to go to the 
limit of our incompetency, but the limit of His omnipo- 
tency — "all power. . . .in earth." 

\\'alk In Faith 

"Argentina is still a part of this old sin cursed earth 
in which He has been given all power. Therefore, the 
immediate evangelization of this land is possible. Lack 
of men, monej', or anything else is only part of our in- 
competency; but we are not to stay within these limits. 
We must step by faith over on to His omnipotency. 
This we are, by His gi-ace, doing now. Pray for us 
that His purposes may be fully accomplished in and 
through us. 

"Perhaps you would like to know about the tract dis- 
tribution which is being carried on systematically here 
in Rio Cuarto and also in other places. Brother Wag- 
ner has been covering about seven or eight towns in 
this manner. Here in Rio Cuarto, Dolly and I have 
had the great privilege of thus bearing our testimony 
for the Lord. Several thousand tracts have been dis- 
tributed thus far in this city. One time we take one 


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tract with us ; the next time we cover that same sec- 
tion, \vf take another. We take opposite sides of the 
street, and leave a tract at every house, in the stores, 
and give them to those on the street. Numerous op- 
portunities Iiave been ours to witness further to in- 

"Day before yesterday I had the ojjportunity to 
speak with three interested men in a business establish- 
ment. Yesterday two young men followed us for half 
a block and made inquiries about our meetings. I gave 
them more literature and they promised to come. Also, 
yesterday a nurse receiving a tract and having read it, 
came back and asked Dolly for more to take to the 
children in the hospital. She said she would ask per- 
mission of the Sister, and while she may have refused, 
apparently tlie nurse thought that they should be dis- 
tributed. Instances like these occur every day we go 
out. We believe that in this way many people shall be 
reached for Christ who would never be reached through 
the services here in the mission. Some would not come 
here, while others could not because of distance. We are 
praying for a special tract fund to provide the litera- 
ture for this work." 

Word From China 

Mrs. Rosemary Foiilke Wang, a member of the 
Lone/ Beach church, sends ihe Secretary-Treasurer some 
''joy bells," even from wnr-iorn China. Mrs. Wang and 
her mother, Mrs. Rose M. Fo'Ahe, are connected with 
the Evanqelistic Orphanage and Rescue, Taminqfu, 
Hopei, China. She icrites, under date of Nov. 35th: 

"Jovful bells, joyful bells, even from far off war- 
torn China, comes, as I heartily wish you a very "happy 
Christmas" on China's bamboo paper. No pretty Christ- 
mas card comes from uncivilized Tamingfu, as you so 
lovingly send me yearly 

"You cannot understand the full blessing of that 
'peace' until you experience the conditions that sur- 
round us Consequences of war in the form of fam- 
ine, iiestilence, floods and utter despair are raging, un- 
checked amonar the thousands. Malaria, dysenterj' and 
flu are taking toll of lives. 

"I w'sh you couM T)'cture 'li'l Rosemarv' with her 
basket n call mvself Martha and mother Mary) as I 
trefld alonar in ministrv among the many needy 

"I found one okl Isdv — starving for two davs — kneel- 
ino- on the cold hard floor, iiravinq- for help for herself 
and bed-n'dden son. the only child of her widowhood, 
paralyzed from gun-shock ! A silent prayer, but her 
face lit with iov! A wonderful lesson to me! I silently 
praved I would give her ioy, happiness, and a vision 
of .Jesus to help her to carry on at her post. 

"Another young woman awaits mv call. She too. only 
twenty years -old tomorrow is suddenly paralyzed. Lord, 
help me to leave her a new vision of Jesus. I pray 
each one will not see me, but Jesus, as I meet and serve 
them for His sake. 

"Whole villages of people sit huddled in their cheer- 
less homes, starving, freezing, no one caring — no hope 
and no God ! Lord, help us to do our best for them, 

that the loving, caring Christ be revealed to them and 
comfort them. In your far away home at this happy 
time, do not forget li'l Rosemary as she treads aromid 
ministering unto even these, precious souls in God's 

sight. Pray for us 

"May our Lord richly bless you and yours this com- 
ing year, and spare you from war and its consequences." 

From Mrs. Wagner 

Mrs. Ricardo Wagner of Almafuerte, Prov. Cordoba, 
under date of Dec. 13, 1939, from Berrotaran: 

"As you see, we are now in Berrotaran. We finished 
our Vacation Bible School in Elena last week, and this 
week began here. We had better attendance in Elena 
than we had anticipated and if I have not miscounted, 
■12 notebooks will be given, in all. That represents 10 
mornings and 5 nights of work, because we have the 
classes for children in the morning and classes for adults 
in the evening, taking two lessons each evening. With 
practices for a Christmas program thrown in for good 
measure, it makes a pretty stiff program. O yes, and 
if I counted all of the 
fleas that were pres- 
ent the attendance 
would be somewhat 
higher!. . . . 

"My children, es- 
pecially the two girls, 
have red-eyed, sneez- 
ing coughing colds, 
and I'm afraid it's go- 
ing to be measles. . . 
If that is what my 
kiddies have and it is 
going to effect the at- 
tendance any, we may 
have to postpone the 
school. I would like 
to finish, now that we 
liave begun, for we 
still have the school 
in Almafuerte to think 
about and we would 
like to have some 
more special meetings 
in the three towns be- Ricardo Wagner Family 

fore summer is over . . . 

P. S. This did not 

get off when I intended it should It was measles 

that the girls were coming down with, and we also had 
some ^ery rainy weather at the same time ; so Bible 
School was postponed. Measles aren't any special fun 
at any time, but having them to take care of when one 

is away from home is extra troublesome If the 

Lord wills, we hope to have the Bible School, begin- 
ning next Wednesday. 


MARCH 2, 1940 

The Foreign Missionary Society of The Brethren 

Financial Statement for the Month of Jan., 1940 

General Fund 

Brumbaugh, G. C. (Portis Church), Hill City, Kansas . $ 5.00 
Krypton, Ky., Birthday Banks, per Fred M. Walter. 2.16 
Shomber, Mrs. Silas, per Homer A. Kent, Washing- 
ton, D. C 10.00 

Hartman, Mrs. F. W., per Homer A. Kent, Washing- 
ton, D. C 10.00 

Baerg, Herman, 2nd Church, Los Angeles, California. 

per Geo. Baker 6.00 

Rent, Wells Property 24.00 

Subscription, Miss Nettie White 1.00 

South American General Fund 

Dallas Center, Iowa, per C. L. Sickel 9.00 

Garwin, Iowa, per C. L. Sickel 4.82 

Leon, Iowa, per C. L. Sickel 4.50 

Berne (Bethel), Indiana, per C. L. Sickel 7.54 

Flora, Indiana, per C. L. Sickel 9.00 

Fort Wayne, Indiana, per C. L. Sickel 12.04 

Huntington, Indiana, per C. L. Sickel 4.71 

Lake Odessa (Campbell), Mich., per C. L. Sickel. . . . 18.00 

Lapaz (County Line), Ind., per C. L. Sickel 3.37 

New Troy, Mich., per C. L. Sickel 5.67 

Osceola, Indiana, per C. L. Sickel 1.80 

Beaver City, Nebr., per C. L. Sickel 6.63 

Portis, Kansas, per C. L. Sickel 7.86 

Akron (Ellet), Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 10.69 

Ankenytown, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 2.54 

.\shland, Ohio (West 10th Street), per C. L. Sickel. 5.17 

Canton, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 5.65 

Clayton, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 4.82 

Cleveland, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 18.70 

Dayton. Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 30.75 

Louisville, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 11.28 

Middlebranch, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 4.00 

Rittman, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 8.04 

Sterling, Ohio, per C. L. Sickel 10.60 

Allentown, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 13.10 

Altoona, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 10.25 

Berlin, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 5.45 

Conemaugh, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 24.18 

Johnstown, Penna. (1st Church), per C. L. Sickel. . . 45.29 

Johnstown, Penna. (2nd Church), per C. L. Sickel.. 8.52 

Johnstown. Penna. (3rd Church), per C. L. Sickel . . 6.79 

Juniata, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 5.71 

Kittanning, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 4.50 

Leamersville, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 6.66 

Listie, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 5.00 

Martinsburg, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 8.83 

McKee, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 2.83 

Meyersdale, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 15.00 

Mundy's Corner (Pike). Penna., per C. L. Sickel. . . . 13.40 

Philadelphia, Penna. (1st), per C. L. Sickel 8.66 

Philadelphia, Penna. (2nd), per C. L. Sickel 17.50 

Pittstown (Calvary), Penna., per C. L. Sickel 4.30 

Sergeantsville. N. J., per C. L. Sickel 3.26 

Vinco, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 5.03 

Waynesboro, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 32.39 

Yellow Creek, Penna., per C. L. Sickel 1.76 

Pennsylvania District Conference, per C. L. Sickel.. 10.00 

Buena Visla, Virginia, per C. L. Sickel 5.97 

Hagerstown, Maryland (2nd), per C. L. Sickel 6.00 

Hollins. Va. (Mountain View), per C. L. Sickel 14.50 

Limestone, Tenn. (Vernon), per C. L. Sickel 19.00 

Lydia, Md., per C. L. Sickel 3.10 

Oak Hill, Va., per C. L. Sickel 8.45 

Roanoke (Ghent), Va., per C. L. Sickel 16.44 

Winchester, Va., per C. L. Sickel 9.00 

South Gate, Calif., per C. L. Sickel B.OO 

African Leper Fund 

W. M. C, 1st Church, Long Beach, Calif., Leper Pig 

No. 106100 5.60 

;ik-erican Mission to the Lepers. Quarterly Appropria- 
tion 25.00 

African Special Funds 

Sisterhood, per Ruth Christy, Bethel Brethren Church, 
Berne, Ind., for Yaloke Hospital 

Emmert Fund 

A Friend 

Foster Fund 

2:15 Class, Los Angeles, Calif. (1st), per E. O. 

Hathaway Fund 

Individual, Waterloo, Iowa, per J. W. Hathaway (spe- 
cial gift) 7.00 

Miss Rosalie Garrett, Muncie, Ind., per J. W. Hath- 
away 5.00 

Peru, Indiana, per J. W. Hathaway 6.94 


Beaver City. Nebr., per J. W. Hathaway 20.05 

Individual, Falls City, Nebr., per J. W. Hathaway 

(special gift) 12.00 

Turlock, Calif., per Paul Gibson 15.00 

Kennedy Fund 

Women's Missionary Council (2 Offerings) 

Kliever Fund 

Krypton, Ky., Junior C. E. Society, per Fred M. Wal- 
ter (for Anne) 1.00 

Senior C. E. Society, Krypton, Ky., per Fred M. Wal- 
ter 8.84 

Women's Missionary Council. 1st Brethren Church, 

Long Beach, Calif. (1st), per J. E. Dunjill 5.00 

Morrill Fund 

World Wide Missionary Society, 1st Brethren Church, 

Long Beach, Calif. (1st), per C. G. Morrill 25.00 

Los Angeles, Calif. (1st), per C. G. Morrill 6.00 

San Diego, California, per C. G. Morrill 5.00 

South Gate, Calif., per C. G. Morrill — Special Gift.. 30.00 
South Gate, Calif., Women's Missionary Council, per 

C. G. Morrill (personal) 5.87 

Taber Fund 

Sisterhood, Rittman, Ohio, per Wilma Smith * 8.00 

East Central District, Women's Missionary Council, 

per Mrs. John M. Aeby *20.00 

* N. B. The above items marked with an asterisk 
are designated definitely for Taber Surgical Outfit. 

Wagner Funds 
George Sharenbrock, per Mrs. Frank Larson, Ripon, 

Calif. (Manteca Church) 

Miscellaneous Gifts for the Missions 
Outside the Denomination 

Mrs. Homer Ball, Omaha. Nebr., to American Board of 
Missions to the Jews, for Refugee Work (Midwest 
District) 2.00 

Miss Mary Pence, Limestone, Tenn., for Hebrew 

Christian Alliance 5.00 

Total Receipts for January, 1940 $ 





"Too good, this Word, to hear alone!" Thus 

Samaria's daughter standing by the well; 

And, hastening village - ward she quickly 

Others to hear what Jesus had to tell. 
"Too good to hear alone, and I must share 

With other folks the gladness of this Word." 
So spoke a daughter of Ceylon, who ne'er 

Before the gospel of God's grace had heard. 

And we — who know the power of Jesus' name 

And countless precious gospel blessings 
own — 

Can we account ourselves as free from blame 
Whilst myriad souls in heathen bondage 

Oh, may these women make us feel some 

And deem that word "too good to hear 

— Selected. 




The Juniors of the First Brethren Church of 
Lout/ Beach received the following letter from Mrs. 
Sheldon, one of our missionaries in Africa. Thei/ liked 
it so much they decided to share it with you. 

Dear Juniors : 

How arc you this A. M.? To tell the truth I don't 
believe that most of you are yet out of bed, for it is 
only about 5:30 in the morning in California. We see 
the sun about eight hours before you do. It looks as 
if it might rain this P. ^I. Just two more weeks of rainy 
weather and then the grass will dry up and die and the 
natives will go on their big hunts. They don't get much 
meat to eat during the year, for they have no guns, 
but how happy they are when they kill an animal in 
the bush fires. 

Last night a buffalo passed right through our place. 
Of course we didn't know it until we saw his tracks 
this morning. The children here are afraid to go out- 
side at night without carrying a torch, for there are 
so many leopards lurking in the dark places. Quite 
often one of them kills some person, but more often they 
kill our goats. About two weeks ago when our goats 
were out grazing, a leopard jumped out and killed four 
of them. Last night the natives caught a leopard in a 
trap and todaj' they have been having great fun carry- 
ing him around on a stick, rejoicing that he w-ill kill 
no more of their people or goats. 

The old hippo in the river near us often bellows dur- 
ing the night. When he gets hungrj' he raids some- 
one's corn field. Sometimes he visits our garden and 
gets what he can find to eat. His big feet just about 
spoil things wherever he walks. There are elephants 
around too, but we saw them only once. In August a 
hunter killed one, and we had elephant stew from the 
trunk — and it was quite tough ! There are crocodiles 
in the river also, and some big fish. Once a lion came 
and broke into our goat pen killing 11 goats. He had 
also killed many people. But that was some time ago, 
and we haven't seen one since our people killed that one. 

But you know we aren't hunting for animals, neither 
are we looking for precious minerals ; but we are hunt- 
ing for men, and women, and children, and telling them 
about the Lord Jesus who died for them. How would 
you like to live in a land where the name of Jesus was 
not known — a land where j'ou prayed to idols of wood 
or clay.'' I'm sure vou wouldn't like to live in such a 

land, and you or I wouldn't want anyone else to live 
such a life. That is the reason we are here to tell them 
about the Lord Jesus. Many children in this land are 
taking Him as their Savior. Aren't you glad that you 
can help them to find their loving Savior? You can, by 
your prayers: and if it were not for your gifts, mis- 
sionaries could not come out here to bring them this 
"good news." 

This afternoon Mr. Sheldon is conducting the funer- 
al of one of our Christian women. Had she died a few 
years back, she would have gone to her grave without 
knowing that Christ ever came to earth. Her relatives 
would be trying to offer food to the evil spirits, so 
the}' wouldn't take another of their family. They would 
be wailing and falling on the ground. But what are 
they doing today ? Their hearts are heavj', it is true, 
for they sorely miss their mother ; but when they lay 
her away they know they will see her again in heaven 
where there will be no more weping, no more sorrow. 
How we praise the Lord that they have heard and ac- 
cepted the "good affair of God. " 

We ha^■e been told of the gift which you boys and 
girls gave at last Easter time to help tell some more 
people about our Lord Jesus. We want to thank you 
and ask you to pray for us as we labor for Him in this 

In His Xame, 


What Other Boys and Girls Are Doing 

Tlic Juniors of the Eirst Brethren Church of Fort 
Wayne. Ind., in appreciation of what the Lord has 
done for them, denj' themselves gum, candy and other 
things the}' would like to have, and put the money in 
a Thank-you Bank on Sunday morning. This thank- 
you money is used for missionary purposes. The first 
two Sundays in February they contributed $1.50 to 
this fund. 

Answer to Last Week's Bible Puzzle 

Jn. 15:1.. 

Our Bible Character Alphabet 

Answer to last week's Bible Character: Delilah. 

E was a man who was so hairy his blind father mis- 
took his brother wearing goat skins for him. You should 
know E's name without looking it up, but you will want 
to read the story again in Gen. 27. 

Some Things For Which to Pray 

Ask God for a large Easter offering for foreign mis- 

Ask God to bless and use the missionaries' children 
with their parents in foreign lands. 

Pray for the missionaries' children in America, whose 
parents are in foreign lands. You know how homesick 
you would get so far away from your parents. 

Ask God to make it possible for more missionaries to 
go to the field. War in Europe is keeiJing some of them 
from going out. 

MARCH 2, 1940 


Robert A. Ashman 

12 S.Clay St. 
Peru, Ind. 

Y. P. Topic Editor 
Rev. Norman Uphouse 

Winchester, Va. 

News Editor, Miss Grace 

Rev. Leo P 

4007 Tacon 
Fort Wayn 

r Topic Editor 
/liriam Gilbert 

-25th St. S. E. 

3.32G S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

TOPIC FOR MAR. 17, 1940 
Abraham, The Hero of Faith 

(GEN. 22:1-19) 
Suggestions for the Leader 

During the year of 1910 we will make a .special study 
of sacred biography. Outstanding persons will be con- 
sidered and the outstanding trait or traits will be point- 
ed out. The lessons will fail to accomplish much if we 
simply throw out a volume of material without drawing 
apjjlications and lessons for ourselves. 

Abraham stands as the great illustration of faith. He 
lived a life of faith. The writer of Hebrews said that 
he went out not knowing whither he went. His trust was 
in God and when He spoke to him to go, that was 
enough. One of the marvelous things to be said of this 
man of faith is that he believed God and it was counted 
to him for righteousness. Once a covenant was given 
to Abraham that meant he would have a son. As a 
result the descendants would be numerous. However 
there came a time when Abraham and his wife were 
very old and yet no children were born. As long as 
there was life there was hope with the man of faith. 
Somehow God would fulfil His word. Then after Isaac 
was born and had grown to be a strong boy, the test 
came to Abraham to sacrifice the son. Now Abraham 
did not question the wisdom or purpose of God. He 
proceeded to carry out the instructions. 

Be sure to tell all the speakers that outlines will be 
given as a guide for talks. These can not be written in 
full by the topic editor. Let each person add original 
material. Use a concordance and try to get additional 
material to bear upon your subject. It is hoped that 
during the new year we can develop more people to give 
talks freely instead of merely reading clippings. Do 
your best, a little at a time and we shall have a better 

FAITH. Gen. 15:6; 18:21; 19:27-28. 

a. He believed God even when the evidence of the 
things was not to be seen. 

b. He took God at His word and accepted it into 
his heart. 

c. He was willing to be obedient to what God had for 

d. He demonstrated an element of trust. 

Gen. 12:14; Heb. 11:8-10,13. 

a. He jjossessed the spirit of adventure common to 

b. He possessed the courage to withstand the enemies 
who preoccupied the land. 

c. He believed that life consisted of more than the 
abundance of things that a man possesses. 

d. He was a.s a city dweller moving into the "back 

e. He looked for a permanent cit}' whose builder and 
maker is God. 

3. ABRAHAM AND LOT. Gen. 13:5-18. 

a. Abraham was willing at last to leave all to follow 

b. God's covenant was not confirmed to Abraham un- 
til he was released from the hindering influence of Lot. 

e. Abraham turned to the hill country by faith and 
God gave him mountain top experiences. 

d. His success was not a mushroom success. This is 
not God's wa}' of victory. 

e. He lived a life of victor}'. He prospered and be- 
came strong even to the extent that he could help the 
weak brethren when they were in trouble. 

4. NOTHING HELD BACK. Gen. 22:1-8; 
Heb. 11:17-19; James 2:21-23. 

a. Abraham had to come to the place where he would 
place everything upon the altar. 

b. The birth of the promised son was a miracle and 
yet given up as dead on the altar. 

c. Abraham's faith was so great that he believed that 
God would raise up his son from the dead. 

d. We can never have rest or be perfectly blest until 
all on the altar we lay. 

e. God gives back to us, as He did to Abraham, more 
than we sacrifice. 

Gen. 18:17-19; James 2:23. 

a. It is a great compliment to be a friend or servant 
of the living God. 

b. The works of Abraham did show that he had faith 
in God. 

( 1 ) Going into a strange land trusting God for 

(2) Offering up Isaac as a sacrifice. 

c. Faith without works is dead. 

d. Others could see that Abraham walked with God. 

e. Power comes to those who trust God. (Abraham 
was victorious in conflicts). 

Additionsd Scripture 

The far-reaching effects of Abraham's faith: Ex. 
2:24; Ps. 105:42-45; Micah 7:18-20. 

The contrast of Abraham's faith with the unbelief of 
the decendants: Ezek. 33:24-29. 

Who are the seed of Abraham from the point of view 
of his relationship to God? Gal. 3:1-9,29. 


1. Name some things that Abraham did because of 
his faith in God. 


2. Was Abraliam saved by faith or works? Rom. 4: 
3,5,22. Cf. James 2:21-22. 

3. How can we live a life of faith today? 



FOR MAR. 17, 1940 

Preparation for the lesson 

The home and foreign missionary magazines are full 
of incidents ilhistrating the work of Satan where the 
gospel is being proclaimed. Make this a missionary 
lesson, using such items to illustrate the points in the 
Approach to the lesson 

People who have lots of friends are usually likeable. 
Those who have lots of enemies are usually folks with 
whom no one can get along. But sometimes it is the 
likeable people who have the most bitter enemies. The 
reason is usually that their enemies are jealous and do 
mean things to try to make others think less of them. 

You would not think that anyone as good, kind, lov- 
ing and merciful as God could ever have an enemy. But 
God's great enemy is the bitterest foe of all. He was 
jealous because God had power and glory he did not 
have, so tried to overthrow God (Isa. 14:12-15). He 
could not do this, and ever since has been trying to 
sjioil botli God's work and God's plan. 
Scriptures bearing on the lesson 

1. Sometimes a nice toj' (a stream-lined wagon or a 
beautiful doll) makes a child popular with other chil- 
dren in the neighborhood. Every once in a while a 
jealous child will steal such a toy so he can ruin it, not 
wanting the owner to have the popularity it brings. 
Satan does not want people to receive God's Word into 
tlieir hearts, because that pleases God, so he watches 
his chance to steal it (Mt. 13:19). (Illustrations from 
the Bible Coach work in South America are especially 
appropriate here.) 

2. When j'our baby brother is fussy because he is 
tired, your mother rocks him to sleep. In the Greek, 
I Jn. 5:19 pictures Satan lulling the world to sleep in 
his lap. He does not want them to be concerned about 
the judgment ahead if they continue in their sins. 
(Home missions illustrations of people's indifference 
to the gospel would be fitting here.) 

3. What would you think of one who took a squirt 
gun and shot acid into another's eyes to make him blind? 
Satan blinds people's eyes so they will not see how 
wonderful salvation is (II Cor. 4:4). 

4. If a lion escaped from the zoo and was miming 
around your neighborhood, what would you do? God 
tells us to be watchful because Satan, like a roaring 
lion, seeks to destroy those who try to serve God (I Pet. 
5:8). (Illustrations from Africa showing the tempta- 
tions to fall back into sin which the native Christians 
have to face would be good here.) 

5. Perhai^s tliere are boys in your neighborhood who 
like to play mean tricks. Satan is always playing tricks, 
called wiles in Eph. 6:11. V. 12-18 show how we can 
be prepared for his tricks. 


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Editorials by President Alva J. McClain 

Prayer and Can openers 

At a gathering of eminent British doctors and 
surigeons a very famous French chef was asked 
to address the meeting. Among other interesting 
things said by Chef Emile Aymoz, he deserve; 
praise for the following remark: "In the old days 
a meal was opened with prayer; nowadays in many 
homes it is opened with a can opener." 

Now, like all humorous saj'ings, the reader 
should not take this too literally. Doubtless there 
are can openers used in many a home where there 
is also a practice of genuine prayer. In general 
our daily diet has been improved greatly by the 
men who have learned the art of canning foods 
safely and cheaply. The cult of the can opener is 
not necessarily anti-Christian. In fact it has saved 
much enerigy and time for those whose duty it is 
to prepare the family meals. 

But we wonder at times just hdw these saved 
minutes are being used today. Is there more pray- 
er in the home because there is more leisure time? 
Or does the can opener merely give the famih 
more time to spend at the movies or in other sim- 
ilar profitless pursuits? It all boils down to this: 
modern inventions are good or bad, depending on 
how we use them. 

Why Don't Monkeys Talk? 

For a long time among the worshipers of the 
evolutionary idol there have been certain scien- 
tists who felt that it would help their cause tre- 
mendously if only they could show that animal;; 
had the faculty of speech. And so there has beeii 
much study and observation of the great apes, but 
with little to show for the labor. At Yale Univers- 
ity, for example, the institution is supporting a 
class of chimpanzees for the professors to watch. 
And Dr. Robert Yerkes thinks that these brutes 
mig-ht make the grade and talk "if they could de- 
velop a li'ttle more imagination ;" and this end 
mi,ght be accomplished, he argues, if they could 
only " grow a little more- tissue in the fore part of 
the brain." 

The common man, who knows little about these 
profound matters, can only hope that — if and 
when the professors get the apes started to talk- 
ing — they will not repeat some of the foolish 
notions at present being uttered by their teach- 
ers. When Balaam's ass began to talk, we recall, 
he displayed more sense than his owner. 

The shortest and most complete answer to all 
this professorial nonsense, in my judgment, is as 
follows : The reason animals do not talk is because 
they have nothing to say! If a chimpanzee really 
had something to say, he would find a way to say 

it. This is just another way of reminding the 
reader that lang'uage has no value of any conse- 
quence except as a way of expressing ide:u. 
Thought and idea precede language. Words are 
merely the symbols of ideas. Whenever animaU 
begin to have ideas, they will begin to talk, and 
not before. That is why no animals will ever talk, 
l)ecause man alone was made in the image of his 
Creator. And in all the brute world there could 
be found nothing "answering to" the first man 
as he came from the hand of his Maker (Gen. 2: 
18 ARV marginal renderin,g). 

The Rickety Bridge of the "Bridge-Builders" 

In the face of prophetic warnings from the Word 
of God, and in spite of the cries of faithful watch- 
men upon the walls, the drive for the unification of 
Christendom moves on inexorably in many devious 
and subtle ways. In the Inter-Seminarian, an or- 
gan distributed by the American Association ol 
Theological Seminaries, there is an illustration oi 
this drive in an appeal written by Dr. J. Ross Stev- 
enson, noted Presbyterian leader and recently the 
head of Princeton Seminary. 

Dr. Stevenson writes, "The present generatior 
of ecclesiastical leaders is preparing the way foi 
this unity The causes of division are too un- 
important to justify separations Theologica 

students should therefore acquaint themselve: 
with the world situation which can be met onl) 
by a united church ; with the oneness which th< 
church of Christ should exhibit as His body ; witl 
the movements cuhninating in a World Council o! 
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olic apostolic united church Thus they will be- 
come 'bridige-builders'." 

Now all this has a certain plausibility that will 
deceive many a sincere Christian. Suppose that 
all the various branches of the great sprawling- 
tree of Christendom could be brought together in- 
to this "World Council of Churches," would not 
that be a magnificent achievement ? Think of mak- 
ing it possible for all the hundreds of millions of 
professing Christians to be able at last to speak 
with one voice in social and reliigious matters ! 
Such an organization could almost direct the 
course of the world. Well, according to the pro- 
phetic Word of God, this is exactly what will hap- 
pen at the end of the present age. The "bridge" 
will be built, and across that bridge sinful human- 
ity will attempt to pick its precarious way to the 
mirage of a man-made millenium. But the "bridge" 
will fail. To say this is not popular today. It will 
gain you the bitter enmity of men in high places. 
You will be counted an obstacle to "spiritual and 
social progress." But it is nevertheless the truth. 

There is a genuine spiritual unity in the true 
church of God, a unity of the Spirit, a unity which 
does transcend all human barriers, a unity which 
springs out oi that divine Life which became the 
common possession of all true believers on the day 
of Pentecost. But this true unity is centered in 
Christ. He is the Bridge that spans the chasm of 
human futility and failure "so safely for man." 
All other ways, no matter by what high-sounding 
names they are called, lead only to temporal dis- 
aster and finally to eternal doom. 

Even The Doctors Do Not Agree 

President Roosevelt, in one of his recent speech- 
es, rendered a condensed financial accounting of 
the present state of the Union. It is unnecessary 
to recall the exact figures — they were astronomi- 
cal in size — but the point the President was mak- 
ing had to do with the exact indebtedness of the 
government. Reading them as he gave them, the 
figures to the ordinary man sounded plausible. But 
a few days later Mr. Thomas E. Dewey, presiden- 
tial candidate, took the President's figures and 
"proved" to his own satisfaction at least that Mr. 
Roosevelt had made a little mistake of about $26,- 

Now the editorial columns of The Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald are not the place for political par- 
tisanship, and I have no intention of recommend- 
ing the figures of either Mr. Dewey or Mr. Roose- 
velt. Readers of the Herald, so far as I am con- 
cerned, are at liberty to make their own choices. 
But the point I want to make is this : Here are 
two of the leading politicians of the United States. 
One has been oin- President for a period of nearly 
eight years, with the bare possibility of actually 
being reelected for a third term. The other man 
is also regarded with high respect by millions, and 
it is possible that he may become the next Presi- 
dent of this the greatest nation in the world to- 

day. According to the working of democratic pro- 
cesses, we have here in a sense the two most im- 
portant men of the present hour. To one of them, 
in a very real sense, we shall soon have to commit 
ourselves and our hopes temporally in the gravest 
crisis that the nations of the world have ever ex- 
perienced. Yet in attempting to diagnose ri,o-htly 
the immediate problems of the nation, they disa- 
gree by the staggering amount of twenty-six bil- 
lions ! 

The more I think about this, the more I am in- 
clined to get discouraged about the resources of 
mere human leadership. Is it possible, with all our 
universities and colleges and foundations, that the 
Democrats and Republicans cannnot get together 
in this tremendousl}^ important matter and select 
a few wise men — men who can count and add up 
figures — and thus find out who has made what 
Mr. Dewey calls "the greatest financial error in 
history"? This is doubtless what any sensible and 
unprejudiced spectator from another world would 
suggest. But you may be Cjuite sure that nothing 
like this will be done. And so probably about half 
of the people will go on believing Mr. Roosevelt's 
figures and the rest will think that Mr. Dewey is 
right. Government "by the people and of the peo- 


It is our lot in the office to be recipients of 
all types of letters. Some express a glowing 
warmth of Love and prayer in our behalf, 
some express dislike, some are just matter- 
of-fact business letters — all go into the make- 
up of the routine of our service. Some stir us 
and move us as we see the depth of sacrifice 
some are making to aid in the carrying on of 
the work of the Lord, and we cannot help 
but know that the Lord is well pleased with 
such a spirit and act, even as of old (Mark 

The following letter enclosing 20^ came 
to our office just recently : 

"Dear Christian Workers, 

I haven't much to give. Maybe it \n\l 
help a little. You all have my prayers in 
your -work." 

As we read this, our souls were stirred pro- 
foundly and our prayer ascended to the 
throne that a deep bles'sing imay rest upon 
this donor. This one incident has moved us 
to labor more fervently and has caused us 
to realize the scope of the effect of such true 
and humhle service. Thus, we are passing it 
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pie" is the best we have in this present world, bur 
those who have read their Bibles carefully find 
themselves at times lon^g'ing' for the coming' of our 
Lord and the establishment of His kinig-dom, when 
the government shall be "on His shoulder." In 
that day men will not be staggering in the dark- 
ness of human uncertainty, but they shall have 
the truth in all their problems. 

Toy Guns, Movies, emd Huinam Depravity 

The^cily of Chicago has been stirred up con- 
siderably over the selling of toy guns. Many an- 
xious mothers, supported by legal and other au- 
thorities, argue that the sale and possession of toy 
guns should be prohibited by law because the chil- 
dren play "cops and robbers" and thus the way is 
paved for the later criminal use of real guns when 
they igroW'Up. Another angle to the problem is 
that real hold-ups have been staged by the use of 
toy -guns that looked like the real thing. 

-Nowthis may be all very well, but are not these 
mothers and judges concentrating on symptoms 
rather than the disease ? The other day as I drove 
up to the curb in a certain city and stopped, a lit- 
tle four-year old boy dressed up like a cow-boy 
sneaked up behind a post, drew a bead on me with 
his "trusty gun," and began to bang away. Now 
there may be some people silly enough to believe 
that little boys just naturally know what to do 
with a toy gun when they get one in their hands, 
and that if they could stop the manufacture of 
such iguns the little boys would know nothing 
about shooting with guns. As a matter of fact, 
however, the little boys do not get their wild ideas 
from toy guns, but from the movies where they 
see what guns are for. Give a toj- gun to the aver- 
age child, brought up in a decent home, with his 
mind unspoiled by vipiqus movies, and he would 
art know what to do with it. But you mig-ht stop 
the manufacture and sale of toy guns, and your 
mnvie child will turn sticks into g'uns. It is not a 
toy igun problem, but a movie problem. 

Even this, however, does not touch the spiritu- 
al problem. If you wonder why little children take 
so easily to guns and shooting and killing, the 
answer will be found within, not in mere external 

things. "From within, out of the heart proceed 

evil thoughts.. murders" (Mk. 7:21). If all the 

movies were shut, and all the toy gun stores closed, 
the human heart would remain the same in its 
unmeasured possibilities for evil, whether in chil- 
dren or in adults. Only the power and blood of 
the Lord can deal with that. 

Gone With The Wind 

On the subject of the theater and its' players, I 
am not at all well informed. It is not my habit to 
read discussions and gossip of Hollywood, nor to 
listen to it over the radio. But there are some 
things about Hollywood that could be missed by 
no one unless he happened to be deaf, dumb and 

l)iind. For the past two j-ears at least there has 
been an incessant public blare in building up the 
public mind for the movie production of "Gone 
With The Wind." First, there was the book itself. 
Whooped up by the critics, people who had not 
read a book for years ran to the public library and 
got on the waiting list. Those who had the money 
bou,ght a copy. Next we heard how the great com- 
panies were bidding for the movie rights. Then for 
several months the public was choked with inter- 
minable arguments about who would play the part 
of its rather tough-minded heroine. When that 
was at last settled, we were fed on the magnitude 
and cost of the production. It was to be truly 
"colossal." Then came the grand opening at some 
great city of the south, I forget where, with gov- 
ernors, society celebrities, and other famous peo- 
ple in attendance. And now the newspapers are 
advertising "Gone With The Wind" dresses, prints, 
patterns, costumes, sweaters. All this fanfare of 
publicity was planned evidently with but one end 
in view — ^to bring millions of people to the ticket 
offices at the steepest prices ever charged for a 
similar production. And the end has been reached. 
The millions are ^attending, and the money is roll- 
ing in. 

Now we come to the clima.x, or the anti-climax, 
depending on your personal view of the case. The 
leading lady, if you wish to call her that, has be- 
come the central figure in two divorce suits. Her 
own husband has sued her for a divorce, naming 
another man as the co-respondent. And the wife 
of the other man has sued him for a divorce nam- 
ing the leading lady as co-respondent. In less po- 
lite language, this means that both the leading 
lady and her paramour were charged with the sin 
of adulter}-. According to newspaper reports, 
Hollywood was not surprised at the suits, which 
w'M not be contested, and the two co-respondents 
will be married as soon as the legal matters are 

If you are old-fashioned enough to suppose that 
all this will cause the lady to lose her reputation 
and job in Hollywood, or keep the "church people" 
from paying their money to see her picture, you 
are mistaken. In these daj^s of moral darkness and 
spiritual apostasy, it maj' even help the attendance. 
And if you are wondering what have become of 
' merica's Christian ideals of marriage and the 
home, it is not facetious to say these things have 
just about gone with the wind. Now we are about 
to reap the "whirlwind," thanks in part to the tm- 
spiritual preachers who either defend the movies 
or else lack the courage to tell the truth about 

Perhaps the first recorded young men's prayer meet- 
ing is that mentioned in Dan, 2:17-18. 

Contrast the eight "woes" of Cln-ist (Matt. 2.S) with 
the eight "blesseds ' in Matt. 5. 

Middle chapter of the Bible — Psalm 117. 

M A R C H 9, 19 4 


By Garner Hoyt 

Fdi-t ign Missionary Candidate and Junior in Grace Theological Seminary 

(Editorial Note: As some readers of the Herald al- 
ready know, Brother Garner Hoyt went to Europe 
about trt-.i years ago and spent a year and a half in 
Un.giiage study for the purpose of preparing him- 
self under our hoard in French Equatorial Africa. 
He returned last year and entered Grace to com- 
plete his theological course. In addition to his regu- 
lar work as a student, he is conducting a special 
class in the French language for the benefit of the 
five students who will sail for Africa next summer 
if war conditions permit. Knowing that Garner 
literally walked by faith while taking his work in 
France, I have asked him to write a series of arti- 
cles on conditions in France and his experiences 
while in that country. This is the first of the ser- 
ies.— A. J. M.J 

During my study of the French language in 
Paris, many and interesting were the experiences 
that came to me. And the Lord made all these 
things possible, for He provided the means to go ; 
He blessed me and guided me in all my study ; He 
cared for all my needs and proteced me from the 
harms of the world around me ; and He brought me 
safely home that I mig'ht continue with my Bible 
training preparing for the Master's work in the 
f'0rei|g-n field. So it is with thankfulness of heart 
that I have consented to write this little series of 
articles telling of what the Lord has done for me 
during my stay in France. It is my prayer that 
these words might be not only of interest but a 
blessing to those who read them ; and above all 
that His name might be glorified. 

I have chosen to devote this first article to the 
matter of education in France, relating just a few 
of the outstanding facts of interest. As a word of 
explanation I might say that these articles are 
composed wholely of my own. observations and 
from information that has come to me personally 
w'hile I was in France. 

Perhaps the most outstanding and widely recog- 
nized fact concerninig- the standard of education 
in France is that it is superior by far to that of 
our own country. This fact is no doubt due to 
the system of education that is used in that coun- 
try, and to account for that system, one must look 
back in the history of France to Napoleon who 
was a genius not only in military affairs but also 
in the field of education. He played a great part 
in this field by bringing into existence the secon- 
dary school called "Le Lycee." That school, could 
be compared to our high school and junior college 
combined. Through these past years, France has 
developed a system of education which ranks fore- 
most among the educational systems of the world. 

This is quite evident from the fact that Paris and 
other large cities of France are literally filled with 
foreign students from every nation on earth. It 
can almost be considered a custom in this day that 
those who wish to pursue higher education natur- 
ally igo to Paris. Paris is fast becoming a city of 
foreigners. It is of interest to know that already 
there are more foreigners in Paris than there are 
French people. 

2-Year-Olds In School 

A few words about the types of schools in 
France would perhaps be of interest. It will: surely 
be astonishing to you as it was to me to know 
that many French children start to school at the 
age of two years. They usually spend about four 
years in this school called "I'ecole maternelle" and 
then they enter "I'ecole primere" where they re- 
main until the age of about twelve or thirteen, de- 
pending upon the pupil. On leaving- this school 
the child does ones of three things, which depends 
to a great extent upon the financial standing of 
his family. He can continue in a general course 
of education, or he can enter a special school where 
he bCigins at once his study in a certain profession, 
or he can drop out of school entirely. ' A great 
number of French children do the latter, not be- 
cause it costs so much to go to school in France, 
for that is not the case; but rather because the 
people are so poor. I am speaking of course from 
our point of view. 

Then the next group, the middle class financial- 
ly, is able to continue in school. They decide upon 
their life work at once and concentrate their time 
and efforts in that direction. They would enter 
such schools as "I'ecole pratique de commerce et 
d'industrie," "1' ecole de metier," "I'ecole d'agri- 
culture," or "I'ecole enfantine militaire," etc., as 
the child with his parents decide. Those who arv; 
of families more well-to-do ■ nearly always enter 
"Le Lycee" where they spend about six years in 
a general course, but of course majoring in a cer- 
tain field. A very small percentage of these stu- 
dents ever go any further in their training than 
this. However those who are pursuing official po- 
sitions in the igovernment and in the army con- 
tinue on in "I'ecole polytechnique" and in "I'ecole 
des mines," etc. 

In these schools and universities, however, it is 
not a matter of just entering and following the de- 
sired courses. It is really a very difficult thing to 
be admitted into these government schools. One 
Thursday afternoon during the time that I was 
in Paris, I took a walk down to "I'ecole poly- 
technique," to see a young Frenchman by the name 
of Paul de France, one whom I had learned to 
know through correspondence even before leaving 




this cuuntr}- for P"rance. In the course of a short 
conversation concerning the school, he told me 
that each year there are about 2500 young men 
who apply for entrance in this school and only 
250 are ever accepted. Tliis is all decided by an 
extrettnely difficult examination that is given to 
each applicant desiring to enter. 

Examinations Are Severe 

In France one must be a good student to go 
very far in education. It is not so much a matter 
of money but rather of talent and intelligence. At 
the completion of all their schools there is a final 
examination that the student must pass in order 
to receive the dcigree or diploma. He looks forward 
constantly to those final examinations as a matter 
of life and death. One can understand that it would 
be a constant strain and worry for a student to 
wonder through six long years whether he were 
going to pass or not. The failure of a student is 
a most serious disappointment. It is no wonder 
that some of them lose their minds. Just before 
leaving France I read of a young boy who, having 
failed his examination, went out into the school 
3'ard at once and took his life. So far as I am ac- 
quainted with the educational system in France 
that is the only thing that I do not like. It is too 
hard upon the minds of its youth. It is true thai 
the nation finds its best minds that wa}', but at 
the same time it is certainly a terrible misfortune 
for the weaker ones. 

In closing I would like to leave just a few sen- 
tences concerning the school where I took my 
language training, and then just a word concern- 
ing the religious education in France. The lan- 
gua,ge school is called in French 'TAlliance Fran- 
caise." It is a branch of the "University of Paris," 
and is devoted entirely to the teaching of the 
French l'anguag"e, and therefore its students are all 
foreigners. For the missionary, that school is truly 
a foreign missionary field. There are students 
from ever}' nation in the world before whom the 
missionar)' can bear a testimony for his Lord. 

System Is Unique 

The system used in this scho'ol is quite unique 
but very effective and efficient. Each day the new 
students that have come in are taken into a room 
where thej' are given a short dictation and a few 
elementary questions on grammar. From that the 
professor is able to place the student in the class 
where he can make the best progress. He contin- 
ues there until he is asked to go to the next class. 
There are three types of diplomas given in the 
school : "Le diplome moyen" which concerns the 
language alone ; "Le certificat d'aptitude," which 
covers the same material but gives the possessor 
the right to teach the language to foreigners ; then 
the highest diploma is "Le diplome superieur" 
which covers not only the language but also the 
history and literature of France and gives the per- 
son the ri,ght to teach the history and literature as 

well as the actual language. A student must have 
an average of seventy before he can even take an 
examination, and then it is very seldom that more 
than half of the students pass the examination. 

Religious education in France is a field that is 
sadly neglected in the Protestant church. And yet 
the influence of the Protestant church is remark- 
able when one realizes that the percentage of 
Protestant churches in France is so very small 
compared to that of the Catholic churches. It is 
true that France flourishes with religious institu- 
tions of the Catholic church, but it is quite the op- 
posite on the Protestant side. So far as I know 
there are only two Protestant Christian institu- 
tions in all of France, one seminary in Paris and 
one Bible Institute just outside of Paris at Nogent 
snr Marne. As to the system of education in these 
institutions, it is practically the same as that of 
our own Christian schools in America. With these 
few facts one can easily understand that the low 
moral and spiritual condition of France as a na- 
tion is due to the lack of true Protestant Christian 
training:. '! 

Publication Offering 
Honor Roll 

We have the following gifts for publications and 
publicly thank ever}- one of you for your fine co- 
operation : 

Mrs. Bertha Stevens, Indiana $5.00 

LeRoy DeWitt & Family, Indiana 5.00 

Floyd E. Kerns, Indiana - -- 5.00 

John E. Sansom, California - 5.00 

Wm. E. Garwood, Cahfornia - 5.00 

Mrs. Ralia S. Ktolb, Pennsylvania --- 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Hammond, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. J. Buckland, Calif. - 5.00 

R. F. McBride, Ohio 5.00 

Gordon Svelmoe, California - 5.00 

Mrs. S. O. Larkins, California -- 5.00 

Miss Elsie Kuhn, Ohio 5.00 

W. P. Hall, California - 5.00 

Mr.s. E. J. McClintic, Michigan 5.00 

E. Melba Singlev, Kansas - - 1-00 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Arnold, Ohio - - 5.00 

Rev. Geo. E. Cone, Kansas - 1-00 

Robert Griffin, Washington 1-00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. S. Stengel, Pennsylvania -- 5.00 

Mrs. Thomias H. Fisher, California 5.00 

Mrs. Jack Follis, Indiana — 5.00 

Mrs. Arthur Balsley, Indiana 5.00 

Mr. Arthur Balsley, Indiana — -— 5.00 

Mrs. I. Wesley Miller, Indiana 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman, California - 5.00 

Mrs. Ida Borneman, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Mrs. Effie Elliott, Kansas 1-00 

Jennie Jordan, Indiana -— - 5.00 

Mrs. Seltha Dawson, Indiana 5.00 

Id iV R C H 9, 1 9 4. 

Financial Report of 

urace Theological Seminary 

October 1, 1939 - January 20, 1940 

The reader should note that this report does not 
nchide all contributions to the date of this issue 
)f the Herald but only to Jan. 20. Later receipts 
A'iU be reported in the issue of next month. Also 
his report does not include a 1,000.00 dollar an- 
iuil\' received from Brother Abe Bowman of Long 
Bench, California, since numbered receipts are is- 
uied onty for gifts which are immediartely avail- 
able for expenditure, and no part of the principal 
pf any annuity is ever expended diirin,g the life- 
ime of the donor. 

The seminary desires to express gratitude to 
ill of our many friends for the gifts sent in, and 
^speciall}' for those who have prayed for the work. 
The Lord has answered in a multitude of ways, 
md we have learned the blessing of walking by 
ifaith in His promises. 

While the need is not immediate, we feel led to 
iisk all friends to pray that God will provide in 
the future for the erection of our own building. 
;For some steward of the Lord desiring to leave a 
[Useful memorial fund, surely there could be no 
jfiner investment than to provide a place where 
men and women might be taught the Word of 
God and prepared for His service until the coming 
of our Lord. We ask that each one add this def- 
inite request to the daily prayer list. 

















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Financial Secretary. 

Have You Helped? 

IF A'ou have given or sent in vour offering for 
Publication Day— to you, we say, THANK YOU! 

IF you have not yet had a part in this urgent 
.Tppeal for our Publication interests for Brethren 
literature — then do it NOW! 

THIS $5000.00 will be used to defray all our 
obligations Avhich were necessary in the setting 
up of our new company. The Brethren Missionary 
Herald Co. This year, especially is your support 
necessar}- in order that we may get our Brethren 
Missionary Herald magazine into Bethren homes. 
We must print some more new quarterlies, in the 
whole Bible series. Others must be reprinted be- 
cause stock is exhausted. Brethren, we cannot 
stop all this good work now. Yes, it takes money 
to operate any business. We are not only endeav- 
oring to operate your publishing company — ^but 
have had to organize same, and that took added 

Yot: have mot failed in our other national Breth- 
ren interests. We have confidence that you will 
not fail us now. We, here in the office can hardly 
wait until we can report to all of you, that our 
Goal of $5000.00 has been reached. Remember — 
that everj'one giving $5.00 or more to this urgent 
appeal for Publication Offering, will receive FREE 
a beautifully Illustrated Nelson Reference Bible in 
gift box. 

Give your offering throU|gh your church or send 
it to: 


Leo Polman, Secretary & Treasurer 
3326 South Calhoun Street — Fort Wayne. Indiana 



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Competing or Cooperating — Which? 

On almost every hand today, we are witnessin-^- 
the tragedy of broken homes, in which strained 
relationships between husband and wife have 
brought separation, and in many instances perm- 
anent divorce. We are witnessing a similar trag- 
edy in all too many churches and Bible Schools, 
all because of strained relationships between the 
two. Where such conditions prevail, disastrous 
results will inevitaljly follow unless a reconcilia- 
tion is effected and an indissoluble union between 
the two is formed. 

Take for instance the spirt of cooperation which 
has given w-ay to a spirit of competition. We do 
not question the value of competition of the right 
sort in trade and industry. It has its place. But 
any church or Bible Sdhool has enough competi- 
tion as it is from the world, without fostering it 
within the church. If the Lord has blessed the 
work of the Bible School in such a manner that 
great numbers are enrolled and in regular attenti- 
ance, and that interest and enthusiasm are at a 
high pitch, praise the Lord for such blessiiugs. It 
sliould be so. However, it is the responsibility of 
the Bible School leadership to so direct the school 
that it will fall right in line with the church, that 
the two shall work hand in hand not independent- 
ly of each other as is so often the case. 

Not independence, but interdependence is what 
we need: not rivalry, but harmony. In fact this 
spirit of independence has become so widespread 
that the Bible School has become a substitute for 
the church. The school has its opening services, 
its classes, its reports, its benediction and good-bye 
and not only a large percentage of the members 
of the school, but man}- times the officers and 
teachers as well, call it a day and go home. They 
do not attend the church services, nor do they fre- 
quent the prayer meeting. As far as thev are con- 
cerned, the Bible School is the main teiit and the 
cburoh is merely a side-show. And be sure that 
where such a spirit prevails, in which the Bible 
School is an end in itself, such a school will never 
be of any value to a church. 

A bit of inventory of our own situation would 
certainly be in order. If your c'hurch and school 
are competing instead of cooperating, then find 
out just why. And no matter wherein the fault 
may be found, whether in the pastor, the teachers, 
the superintendent, the officers, or the members 
of the church or school, get busy at once and cor- 
rect the situation. LTnite your efforts for the Lord 

in order that souls mi^ght be won for Christ. After 
all, souls come first and all other things are but 

The following is the third in a series of studies 
in evangelism in the Bible School, written by Rev 
Harry H. MacArthur, and published as a part of 
the correspondence course on Child Evangelism 
b\ the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. 

Important Factors In Child Evangelism 


"The seed is the Word of God" (Lu. 8:11). 

Our Lord so speaks of the Bible or the gospel 
in the parable of the sower (Lu. 8:4-15). 

The calling, commission, and mission of the Bi- 
ble School worker is that of sowing this seed. 

We ougfht to he diligent and earnest in soAvino; 
and scattering this precious life-giving and won- 
der-working- seed in the hearts and lives of those 
in our Bible School. 

It is this seed (Word of God) that creates faith 
(Rom. 10:17), and when applied by the Holy Spirit 
imparts spiritual life to the soul (I Pet. 1 :23 and 
In 3:6). 

2. THE SOIL. - 

"The soil is surelv the pupil's mind and heart ' 
flu. 8:15). 

The study, preparation and cultivation of this 
soil is the delicate task of the Bible School teacher 
and worker. 

No pastor can effectively and successfully min- 
ister to his people if he is not acquainted with the 
home life, habits, needs, problems, short-comings, 
A^eaknesses, heartadhes, and aspirations. It is 
just so with the Bible School worker: he must be 
familiar with the home life and its conditions, the 
habits, companionships, reading and amusements 
of the pupil, if he is to be successful in sowing and 
applying the Word of God to his heart and mind, 
that it ma}- bear fruit unto eternal life. In other 
words he must know the pupil. 


"And let us not be weary in well doing : for in 
due seaso'ii we shall reap, if we faint not" (Gal. 

The teacher, the parent, the superintendent, the 
pastor, all are sowers. In song, in sermon, in the 
lesson taught, in the word of loving exhortation, 
in the prayer, in personal interest, the letter, the 
leaflet, the pressure of the hand, the example of 
a sincere Christian life — in one, or several, or all 
of these ways, the seed is being surely sowii. 

The essential in it all is that there be a vital con- 
tact with the Master on the part of the sower, a 
real love for the work, and skill in the sowing. 


"Thev that sow in tears shall reap in jov" (Ps. 

This is the brooding of a heart over a soul. It is 
the burden or anxious interests of /the -worker for 
souls, that God has laid upon his heart. 
There can be no harvest without this "rain" of 
the Spirit (Isa. 66:8; Acts 20:31). 

1\[ A R C H 9, 19 4 

This burden will manifest itself in believing- and 
prevailing prayer, and will eventually result in joy 
and salvation. 


"Them hath He filled with wisdom of heart, to 
work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of 
the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in 
blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, 
and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, 
and of those that devise cunning work'' (Exodus 

This is the power to make Jesus real to others. 

It is onh' the radiant, Spirit-filled believers who 
carry this sunshine that makes the Christian life 
so attractive and creates a hunger in the hearts of 
the unsaved for it. 

Sour exteriors never recommend the igioods of 
salvation. Sunshine is the best salesman : sunsihine 
that is in the heart, revealed in the face and only 
made possible by the Holy Spirit of God. 


"But when the fruit is brought forth, immedi- 
atelv he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest 
is come" (Mk. 4:29). 

How and when shall we put in the sickle? 

Special decisions will be necessary and this sub- 
ject will be dealt with later, but the wise and ef- 
ficient teacher will, the year round, sense golden 
opportunities for using the sickle and the gather- 
ing in of precious sheaves. 

"Say not ye. There are yet four months, and 
then coimeth the harvest? behold, I say unto you, 
Eift up your eyes, and look on the fields ; for they 
are white alread)^ to harvest" (Jn. 4:35). 

Every farmer is in partnership with God. Both 
are absolutely essential to the harvest. The farm- 
er has to prepare and cultivate the soil, sow the 
seed, gather the harvest. God furnishes the seed, 
the sun, the saturation of the rain and' the opera- 
tion of the chemical ingTedients of the soil. This 
partnership has borne results for thousands of 
years where the human side has not failed God. 

It is just so in the spiritual harvest^ we are co- 
workers or partners with God, and results are as- 
sured wtiere Bible School workers a're faithful 
in doing their part. 

Frank Brown in "Plans For Sunday School 
Evang-elism" suggests these six factors that enter 
into the law of the spiritual harvest, which has 
been discussed above. 

"Sow in the morn thy seed, 

At even hold not thine hand ; 
To doubt and fear give thou no heed : 

Broadcast it o'er the land. 
Thou canst not toil in vain ; 

Cold, heat, and moist and dry. 
Shall foster and mature the grain. 

For garners in the sky." 

Attention! Camp Leaders and Directors 

Factual infonnatioin relative to the 1940 camp 
to he sponsored in j'our district is needed just as 
quicJdy as possible, if it is to be included in the 
Camp Directory to be published in this departmenc 
at a ver}' early date. We don't want to miss a 
suigle one of our camps which will be meeting 
throughout the United States this summer. There- 
fore every reader of this announcement who is in- 
terested in the success of the camp in your dis- 
trict -will dlo us a favor by urging the proper per- 
sons to send us the needed information at once. 

Already many Brethren young people are "talk- 
ing camp," planning "camp rallies," and are "sav- 
ing" nickles and dimes for their "camp fee." How- 
ever, we can greatly aid the young people of our 
different districts in making their "camp plans" 
for this summer, if we will as quickly as possible, 
publish the following information about our camp : 
the name, loication, dates, ages, price, sponsors, 
courses, as well as the dean or the secretary of 
*^li camp to whom inquirers may write for ad- 
ditional information. 

If you want your district camp listed in our di- 
rectory, see that the information reaches us no 
Liier than April 1. Mail directly to Tom Ham- 
mers at 2706 Noble Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 


In order to avoid errors and expediate the print- 
ing of the Brethren Missionary Herald, it would 
help us greatly if all who prepare copy would 
please observe the following: 

1. All material to be printed should be in the 
hands of the editorial office at 3326 S. Calhoun St.. 
Fort Wa^me, Ind., three weeks before the date of 
the issue in which it is to appear. All magazines 
are dated on Saturday. 

2. All manuscripts should be typed, if possible, 
and double spaced. Single spaced manuscripts 
have to be retyped before being printed. 

3. Leave about IV2 'nch space at the top of the 
first page, and % '^nch at the top of the other 
pages, for noitations relative to printing-. Leave 
1 inch margin on either side. 

4. Onl}^ words which are proper names or refer- 
ences to God should be capitalided. 

5. Words to be amphasized should be under- 
scored instead of all capital letters. 

6. Abbreviate books of the Bible, months, days 
of the week, etc. Use figures for numbers over 

Thank you. 





By Grace Allshouse 

(Send all iiercs items to i/our C. E. Netcs Editor, 
3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. IVaijnc, hid.) 


President; Rev. Robert Ashman, 12 S. Clay St., Peru, Ind. 
Vice President: A. H. Kent, 210 E. First St., Long Beach, Calif. 
Executive Secretary; Rev. Leo. Polman, 4007 S. Tacoma, Ft. Wayne, 

Treasurer: Rev. Robert Crees, 17 W. 4th St., Waynesboro, Pa. 
Topic Editor; Rev. Norman Uphouse, Winchester, Va. 
News Editor; Miss Grace Allshouse, Brethren Missionary Herald Co., 

3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 
Junior Superintendent and Editor: Miss Miriam Gilbert, 1539 25th St. 

S.E., Washington, D. C. 
Intermediate Superintendent: Miss Lena Kortemeier, Mabton, Wash. 
Quiet Hour Superintendent: Miss Mildred Furry, 626 Somerset St., 

Johnstown, Pa. 
Evangelism Superintendent: Dr. L. E. Lindower, 815 Grant St., 

Ashland, O. 
Stewardship Superintendent; Paul Guittar, 1610 Dueber Ave. S.W., 

Canton, O. 
Missionary Superintendent: Rev. Miles Taber, Leon, Iowa. 
Prayer Meeting Superintendent; Miss Mildred Deitz, 312 Cumberland 

St., Berlin, Pa. 

The most important thing right at this moment 
is for us to have the birthdays of your pastor and 
\ is wife, together with the favorite Scripture 
verse of each. The societies which have sent these 
to us up to the time we write this are Allentown, 
Pa; Ankenytown, O. ; Dallas Center, la.; Kittan- 
ning. Pa.; Leon, la.; Portia, Kans. ; Spokane, Wash, 
and Winchester, Va. As you notice, only from one 
district has more than one society reported, and 
three districts have not reported at all! If your 
cli'irch is not in the above list, please let us hear 
f.'on: you at once. 

The Spoksme society included this news item 
with their report of their ]:)astor"s birthday: 
"Greetings to our Fellow-Endeavorers : 

"We enjoy reading letters from the other 
groups, and I thoUight others would be inter- 
ested in hearing from our loyal group in 'Sun- 
ny Old Spokane.' 

"Our President, Craig Ettenborough, is do- 
ing splendid work, and with the cooperation 
of the young people the work is moving for- 
ward. Our C. E. is sponsoring a ha'f-hour 
radio service each Sunday, 9:30 A. M. over 
KFIO. We covet your prayers that the breth- 
ren me&sa,ge might go forth with great power 
and people be saved, 

"We are stepping out on faith. \\'e know 
our Lord is able to meet the need for this great 

In His service, 

June McBride." 

We appreciate this word from this society, and 
Iriist that the rest of you will follow their ex- 
amijle and send us some news with the informa- 
tii)ii regarding the birthdavs. 

Our first monthly prayer calendar will ht found 
elsewhere in this department. We suggest that 
someone in your society (probably the one in 
charge of the quiet hour) shall see to it each week 
that a different name is assi|gned to each member 
of your group. From now on, this prayer calendar 
will appear in the last issue of The Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald each month. Be sure to look for 

The first entry in the C. E. Topic contest has 
arrived. A young woman in Iowa submits plans for 
two fine meetings. If the committee decides to 
pT-int either of these, she will receive a Standard 
C. E. Manual. 

What unusually interesting meetings has your 
C. E. had? Write them up according to the rules 
printed in the issue of Feb. 10, and mail them to 
your news editor. This contest is for all age groups, 
and any contestant may submit plans for as many 
meetings as desired. A Standard C. E. Manual 
will be awarded for every topic printed, and a ban- 
ner will be awarded the district whose efforts in 
the contest bring the best results. 

In the Scrap Book Contest announced in the 
issue of Jan. 27. in addition to the society awards, 
the district showing the best response will like- 
wise be awarded. 

Be sure to read. "Your Personal Problems 
Considered," in this issue. The youiiig people's so- 
ciety at Sunn^'side, Wash., used this material with 
great interest in one of their C. E. meetings last 
summer. Some of the young people had heard 
Mrs. Liclity discuss this subject at the Northwest 

If you have any pictures taken last summer at 
Bethany Camp, W^inona Lake, be sure to send 
them to Brother Polman. Remember, he is paying 
$1 each for the best ten pictures submitted. 

Tyfo delightful banquets were held in Indiana 
during Brethren National C. E. Week. The first in 
Peru carried out a red and white color scheme. 
A strip of red crepe paper, ruffled, twisted, and 
placed on a white background, extended the full 
length of each banquet table. Red balloons sus- 
pended at various lengths over the table made the 
room indeed inviting. Delegations from several 
nearby churches were present. 

The second banquet was sponsored by the Fort 
Wayne societies, carryin,g out the theme, "Christ 
oiir Captain on the Sea of Life." Those making 
the voyage went up a gangplank and presented 
their passports previoush' secured. Red ships with 
white sails formed the centerpiece of each table. 

M ARCH 9, 1910 

Table decorations were made co'mpleie by pro- 
grams with red and white covers ; red, white and 
blue napkins picturing a sailing- vessel at sea. and 
secured in white napkin rings to which was at- 
tached a red anchor, and red lifeboat favors. Mu- 
sical numbers and messages were in keeping with 
the theme. 

April Foolish Fun 

The Invitation: 

No fo'olin' — get this straight. 

On April first you have a date ; 

Come foolishly dressed for an evening of fun; 

Gaines, stunts, contests, and a prize to be won. 

The decorations: 

Cut pictures from magazines, hang them up- 
side down about the room with inappropriate 
titles. Make foolscaps for each guest. Pin a 
kerchief to the rug. Place box of candy in 
room \vith sign "Take one" — see how long 
they last. 

The Refreshments: 

Nutt}' sandwiches — nuts in sandwich filling. 

Dunce salad — salad moulded to represent n 

dunce cap. 

Clown cakes — cookies with frosted foolish 


Cracked skulls — cracked nuts. 

The Geutnes: 

Present each guest on arrival with a dunce cap, 
to be worn during the evening. 
Slyly pin slips of paper on backs of some bear- 
ing statements like the following: 
Please tell me my name. Pinch me easily. Call 
me nice names. 

Have a prize for the most foolish costume. 
Partnering: Two each of names of animals. 
Pass one to boys, other to girls. Boys are to 
imitate animals whose naine they have drawn, 
igirls must recognize their partners from their 

Twenty ways to arrive: Each couple must 
cross the room in a diliferent way from any 
other. Leader to call for couples by the ani- 
mal names given out. May skip, walk back- 
ward, hop, etc. 

Foolish Relay: Two teams. Two tables. Two 
marbles. Two hairpins. Seat contestants in 
line with tables. At signal each leader must 
pus'h the marble with rounded end of hairpin 
across the table, leave it there, return to seat, 
next in line pushes it back. Side finishing first 

Foolish Bubbling: Divide crowd into two 
groups. Each chooses captain. Stretch line 
across the room, or use long table with line 
down center. Tfhe captain blows bubbles, the 
rest aim to keep the bubbles from breaking 
on their side of the line. Side on which bub- 
ble breaks loses a point. 

Foolish statements: Write the following 
statements on cards and place about the room. 
Let each one make a list of corrected state- 
ments : 

1. Our National C. E. President wrote" Gone 
with the Wind." 

2. L. S. Bauman is a famous tenor. 

3. Jonah was an English poet. 

4. Alva McClain wrote "Pilgrims Progress." 

5. Caruso is a famous preacher. 

6. Margaret Mitchell had the first "undersea" 

7. Robert Ashman is President of Grace Sem- 

8. Rudyard Kipling preached in Nineveh. 

Motion Pictures: Announce that Bethany (or 
whichever camp you attend) pictures will be 
shown. Prepare a room with seats for your 
audience. Have some special music. Place 
sheet on wall, fine wire stretched across on 
which are hung the pictures you will show, 
pushed aside and concealed until time for 
presentation. When all are seated the leader 
will with great flourish give a talk on Camp 
life and then quickly draw the pictures across 
the sheet. Didn't they move? Finis. Fools' 
exit — the open door. 

The Devotions: 

Nothing could be more profitable than a medd- 
tation on what the Bible has to say about 
fools: (Psalm 53:1 ; Luke 24:25; 1 Corinthians 
3:19) ; many others. 
Here's hoping you have a good time. 

Aunt Pollv. 

Monthly Prayer Calendar 

On their respective birthdays, the names, favor- 
ite Scripture verses, and prayer requests of pastors, 
missionaries, and others in the brotherhood who 
are prominent in Christian work, will appear un- 
der this head. Please see that each member in 
^■our society is assigned one of the following- 
names for daily prayer. Assign a different name 
to each member weekly. If you know of others 
whose names should have appeared this month, 
please notify your Newis Editor at once. 

Mar. 1 — Mrs. George E. Cone, wife of pastor at 
Portis, Kans. II Tim. 2:15. Requests prayer for 
Max Kurman, Hebrew coach in their high school ; 
Bible class in prophecy started by pastor last Mon- 
day niglht ; a young man planning to enter Grace 
Seminary ; the way to be opened for a Jewish Bible 
conference in their church. 


Mar. 11 — Mrs. Herman A. Hoyt, wife of profes- 
sor at Grace Seminar}'. Phil, 4:19. Requests 
prayer for the salvation of her father who now 
lies on death bed. 

Mar. 12 — Rev. Herman A. Hoyt, professor of the 
New Testament and Greek, Grace Seminary. Gal. 
2:20. Requests prayer for Grace Seminary and for 
The Brethren Missionar}' Herald Company. 

Mar. 17 — Rev. Henry Rempel, pastor at Flora, 
Ind., and president of Grace Seminary student 
body. Col. 3:17. Requests prayer for the two C. E. 
societies less than a month old at Flora, and that 
the seminary student body shall be used in winning 
souls for Christ. 

Mar. 19 — Rev. Vern Stuber, Grace Seminary stu 
dent who is starting a new church at Sharpsville, 
Ind. His pra3-er requests did not reach us, but we 
are sure he would appreciate prayer for the new 

Mar. 21— Mrs. C. B. Sheldon. Time has been 
too short to |g"et her requests, but we believe one 
of them would be that the Lord will open up the 
way for the new missionaries to get to Africa, \A'ar 
conditions now preventing their sailing. 


By Mrs. Emma LicJity 

Young People — Tliis column is conducfed espccial- 
lij for you — Send your problem to C. E. Editor, 
Leo Polman, 3326 South Calhoun St., Fort Jl ai/ne, 


I am a Christian, and do nut indulge in worldly 
pleasures such as dancing, card playing, and thea- 
tre going, for I feel they are wrong. Yet I cannot 
explain to my companions why it is not consistent 
•.vith a Christian life. Is there any portion of 
Scripture on which to stand ? 



In my earl\- life I also faced this very problem. 
I am especially fond of music, and you can readily 
judge which amusement hindered God from hav- 
ing His way in ni}- life. As long as I compromised 
1 could not win souls. I soon became a very un- 
happy Christian. When on Satan's territory I was 
timid about inviting my associates to fellowship 
with me in mj- church, and when in church circles, 
I hesitated asking them to join me in my worldly 
jileasures. If you want a hectic Christian life, try 
mixing worldly amusements with spiritual things. 
Like oil and water, it simply does not mix! Soon 
I did not feel at ease in either environment, and I 
had to choose one or the other. Rest assured it was 

a battle ! DiiTerent methods were tried, but none 
solved my problem. In desperation I decided to 
settle it on Bible grounds. The following Scrip- 
tures are a result of this investigation : 

Nothing takes care of the amusement problem 
as well as a thorough knowledge of the rapture. 
"Do I want to be found on Satan's territory when 
Jesus comes to take out a people for His name?" 
is the acid test. Once you surrender your life to 
the Lord rcigardless of the cost, amusements will 
take care of themselves. 

You ask if a surrendered soul winner can en- 
gage in these pastimes. Let me ask how many of 
these questionable pleasures a surrendered soul 
winner will want to indulge in. Just how much 
tree climbing does a brook trout want to do? But 
perhaps you are thinking, "Times have changed, 
and we live in a more liberal age." My heart goes 
out to you, for you do live in a very different age 
from the one most of us adults lived in. That very 
thing- is a sign of the Lord's near oomin.g! Turn to 
Heb! 1:9-12. Times dhange, but God and His 
Word — never! Heb. 3:12 exhor-ts us to take heed 
lest we depart from the living God. 

Take your' Bibles and follow from the printed 
page. I want you to see for yourself. It makes no 
difference what you or I think, or what your chum 
across the alley thinks — it is what God's Word 
says that counts. Gal. 6:14, "God forbid that I 
should giory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, by Whom the world is crucified unto me, 
and I unto the world." When you take Him as 
your personal Savior you become a new creature. 
Old things have passed away. If you become a new 
creature, w^hat should become of these habits? II 
Tim. 2:19, "Depart from iniquit}'." II Cor. 3:17, 
'Come out from among them, and be y& separate." 
V 3 clearly gives the reason. "Giving no offense in 
anything that the ministry be not blamed." Have 
you ever heard of a Christian doing or saying any- 
thing that would cast reflections on the church? 
The world is quick to judge us. Why shouldn't 
they be -when their father the devil accuses the 
saints daily at the throne, bringing even the small- 
est matter before our Intercessor? The unsaved 
set a much higher standard for us Christians than 
we set for one another. Since we are "epistles 
known and read of all men" (IlCor. Z:2) "let us not 
eat of their dainties" (Ps. 141:4), but instead "ab- 
stain from all appearance of evil" ("I Thess. 5:22). 
"having your conversation honest among the Gen- 
tiles : that, w'hereas they speak against you as evil 
doers, they may by your good words, which they 
shall behold, ,glorify God in the day of visitation" 
(T Pet. 2:11-12). 

The Spirit of God is very plain in the limitations 
of Christian liberty (I Cor. 8:6-13). Satan would 
have you reason that if worldly indulgences doesn't 
hurt you, that is all that matters. Suppose it doesn't 
hurt 3'ou. That gives you no license to go into 
questionable places of amusement, for you are 
warned to take heed le'st by any means this liberty 
of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are 

MARCH 9, 1 9 J. 

what? Yes, weak. You have knowledge (v. 10), 
and you partake. The weak brother, misled by your 
example, becomes encourag-ed to do likewise. The 
Spirit of God goes on to say, "Shall the Aveak 
brother perish?" He doesn't say you will perish, 
but that your example will cause another to per- That is a horrible catastrophe, isn't it? 

Lest you fail to get the full significence. He adds 
concerning this weak friend, "For whom Christ 
died." Weigh that ! That alone should cause us to 
fall on our knees. But v. H puts on extra empha- 
sis, "When ye sin so against the brethren and 
wound their weak conscience, ye sin ag-ainst 
Christ." Think of it ! By that so-called innocent 
pleasure you not only cause a weak one to stumble, 
you not only cause him to perish, you not only 
wound him ■^or whom Christ died, but you wound 
Him Who bought him with His own precious 
blood ! It must have made Paul shudder to think 
of such a far-reachiuig thing, for in the last verse 
he sums it all up with a resolution, "Wherefore, if 
meat make mj- brother to offend, I will eat no 
flesh" — till I get into the cit}- where no one knows 
me? No, "while the world standeth." Why? "Lest 
I make my brother to offend. " 

Turn back to I Cor. 10:21, "Ye cannot drink the 
cup of the Lord and the cup of devils, ye cannot be 
partakers of the Lord's table and of the table of 

Perhaps the adversary says to you even now, 
"Lots of good church members, even preachers 
themselves, do these things. Many churches have 
these pastimes as a part of their program. Why 
can't 3-0U?" We have a jealous God Whose very 
righteousness can't permit sin and compromise. 
Read on in I Cor. 10. Paul sums it up with, 
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatso- 
ever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none 
offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles 
nor to the church of God." Imagine glorifying God 
with the modern methods of dancing! 

Paul in writing to the Romans said, "Destroy not 
him with thy meat, for wiho-m Christ died. Let nof 
then your good be evil spoken of" (Rom. 14:15-16). 
You may be compromising, thinking j^our friends 
will eventually be won. It seldom works that way. 
Satan accuses you on hig'h, and the world points 
its finger at you, and your g"ood is evil spoken of. 
There's no room for compromise in a Christian. 
The Bible says so much about being a bad example. 
Evidently it must be a serious thing. So "be ye not 
conformed to the w:orld" (Rom. 12:2). 

I used tO' think there were only a few landmarks 
in the Bible to guide us pleasure-loving saints, buc 
there are manj^. Look at Rom. 6:12-22. "Neither 
yield ye your members as instruments of unright- 
eousness unto siin ; but yield yourselves unto God 
as those that are live from the dead, and your mem- 
bers as instruments of ri|ghteousness unto God." 
Do you realize you are not your own ? You are 
bought with a price ! Your fruit should be unto 
holiness (v. 22). And if it is, what is the result? 

Yes, "everlasting life" — not an evening of fun and 
then a dark brown taste the following morning, 
but everlasting life! 

\\'e usuall}- think our members are our feet. 
Your feet may be a large portion of your anatomy, 
but this refers to even more. How about playing 
fox worldly amusements? How about using your 
eyes to enjoy pictures that are distasteful to our 
Lord and Master? Read Jude 23, "Hating even the 
garment spotted by the flesh," and James 4:4, 
"Know ye not that friendship of the world is en- 
mity with God?" Also, "Whosoever will be a 
friend of the world is the enemy of God." That 
is pretty plain lan,guage, isn't it? 

Need there be any doubt in your mind whether 
a Christian's amusement and that of an unsaved 
person should be different when the Word says. 
"Neither be partakers of other men's sins ; keep 
thyself pure"?__ I Tim. 5:22 Rev. 18:4 also' shed 
light on your problem. 

You are living in an age when societ}' makes 
demands of you, and my prayers go out for you; 
but you have a loving Father Who understands 
vour situation and Who will reward you for faith- 
fulness. "Ye 'have not yet resisted unto blood, striv- 
ing against sin." True, you may have a rough road, 
but your heavenly Father has promised you a safe 
journey. "If ye suffer for righteousness' sake, 
happy are ye and be not afraid of their terror, 
neither be 3'e troubled (I Pet. 3:14). They may 
even persecute you because "they think it-strange 
that ye run not with them to the same excess of 
rict. speaking evil of you : who shall give account 
to Him that is ready to judge the quick and the 
dead" (I Pet. 4:4-5). "Rejoice inasmuch as ye are 
partakers of Christ's suffering" (I Pet. 4:14). 

You may stand alone and have to "suffer all 
things lest we should hinder the gospel of ■Christ."' 
Jeremiah has an interesting passage (15:16-17) : "I 
sat not in the assembly of the mockers nor re- 
joiced: I sat alone because of thy hand." You say, 
"T can't face standing alone." You aren't asked 
to stand alone. You have a Father Who created 
the very heavens and He will care for you. "God is 
able to make all grace abound toward you ; that ye 
always having all sufficiency in all things, may 
abound unto every good work." (II Cor. 9:8). 

You asked me a question. May I, aSi my closing 
thought, leave one with you? When Christ oomes 
to ineet us in the air, when He comes to take out 
a people for His name, when He comes as a thief 
in the night, would you want to be found on Satan's 

From a brethren of a different denomination: 
"We have been receiving your fine little maga- 
zine for some time now and can only say 'God bless 
you all,' for we have enjoyed it so much. Enclosed 
is $5 for your publication day and $1 for THE 

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for March 24, 1940 


(GEX. 37 :l-llj 
Suggestions for the Leader 

'J'he title of this topic does not have the same 
meaning- as we apply it to dreamers toda}'. It 
means that God revealed His perfect will to Jo- 
seph throug*h dreams. That was His approved wa}- 
of talkinig- to many people before the Scriptures 
were written. 

Joseph is an outstanding character in the Bible 
because he stands with a few men to receive great 
praise from the Lord. In the writing of his life the 
Hoi}' Spirit did not point out moral lapses. On the 
other hand. He did in the lives of Abraham, Moses, 
Noah and others. Joseph belongs in the class with 
Daniel, and Enoch. 

Of all the types in the Bible that direct us to 
Christ, Joseph is the most complete. We under- 
stand all types to break down at some point ; but 
in this case there is a marvelous likeness in the 
e.->;periences of Joseph and Jesus. The leader oug'ht 
to list man}' of these. For instance, both were be- 
loved of their father, chosen to be ruler, hated by 
their brethren, g;iven up for dead, proved to be a 
blessing to the nations, selected a Gentile bride, 
and will finally be made known to the brethren. 
There are many more. 

Joseph was a young man with many tempta- 
tions. He lived a life above reproach and discov- 
ered that God stood by him in time of need. He 
ought to be an example of one young man that 
believed that it paid to please God. Some people 
have found fault with him because he secured a 
corner on the grain market in Egypt. They fail 
to see that it was for the salvation of the people. 
God revealed the meaning of the dream and He 
must ihave instructed Joseph as to the best thinp- 
to do about the oncoming famine. 

1 Joseph, the Dreamer of Dreams, Gen. 37:5-11; 

a. God was pleased to speak to men in different 
ways at different times. He spoke directly to 
Adam, through an angel to Abraham, through a 
vision to Daniel, but through a dream to Joseph. 
fHeb. 1:1). 

b. Dreams hardly have the same meaning today 
as they did before because we have the Holy 
Spirit as well as the written Word. 

c. Joseph's brethren were unsympathetic be- 
cause of jealousy. 

4. Stephen compared the Pharisees to the hate- 
ful brethren. 

e. God brought to pass all He showed Joseph 
in the dreams. 

2. Joseph, the Interpreter of Dreams. Gen. 40:1-8, 

a. God gave His inisi|ght and understanding. 

b. It was Go'd's way of promoting Joseph. 

c. Josep'h's humility was an honor to God. 

d. In a senes, God's own people are wiser than 
the people of the world. (The fear of the Lord is 
the beginning of wisdo-m.) 

e. Many times God brings His people to bear a 
message to a perplexed world. 

f. We have a right to ask God for the answer to 
hard C|uestions. 

3. Joseph, Kept by the Power of God. Acts 7:9-11. 

a. God will not suffer or let the righteous be 

b. Stephen said that God \\-as with him. 

c. He was informed in his dreams of his favor 
with God. (This gave him confidence and assur- 

d. Trials came but only to perfect patience. 

e. Apparent losses to a Christian are for a pur- 
pose. Find out what it is. 

f. We have assurance of God's keeping power. 
(1 Peter l:5j. This deals with salvation, too. 

4. Joseph Rewarded. Gen. 41 :42-44. 

a Faithfulness to God merits reward. Salva- 
tion is not earned by good deeds ; it must be accept- 
ed as a free igift. 

b. There is a danger of running ahead of God as 
well as running behind. Moses, Saul and Elijah ran 
ahead while Jonah lagged behind. 

c. If we wait on the Lord we s'hall see His sal- 
vation. He always vindicates His Word. ( Ps. 27: 

d. We get more than salvation ; we get an abund- 
ant entrance into heaven. 

5. Joseph's Faith Commended. Gen. 50:24-26; 
Heb. 11:27. 

a. In the hall of fame, Joseph's name stands with 
those of great faith. He believed God and obeyed 

b. His walk with God was a blessing to Jew and 

c. He had faith in Israel and believed that the 
nation would be regathered in Palestine. He asked 
that his body would be taken along to be buried 

d. Without faith it is impossible to please God. 
(Heb. 11:6). 

Additional Scripture 

Servants of God cast into prison for their faith- 
fulness to Him: 1 KINGS 22 :26-28 ; Jer. 37:13-38:6; 
LUKE 3:18, 20; Rev. 2:10. 

Out of prison to victory: Judges 16:21-30: Acts 
12-5-17; 16:22-34. 

Dreams given by God: Gen. 20:3-7; 31:24; 
lUDGES 7:9-15; Dan.2: 24-28, 45; Matt. 1:20; 
2:12-15. 19,20. 


1. Do you think jealousy is a sin? What harm did 

it bring to Joseph ? 

2. Why was Joseph especially beloved of his 

father? Gen. 2,7 -.i; Gen 30:25. 

3. Do you think that God will reward those that 

have faith in Him ? 

Topic for March 3L 1940 
"Moses, the Lawgiver" 

AfARCH 9, 1940 



FOR MARCH 24, 1940 

Miriam Gilbert, Topic Editor 
Who Is a Sinner? 

B I,' Geneva Kuhn 

First of all, let us define a sinner. The diction- 
ar}' says 'he is one who sins ; an offender ; a trans- 
o-ressor; one who is unregenerate. Now, don't be 
frig^htened at those long words ! This definition 
rovers all, but now we shall make a definition of 
our own. A sinner is anyone and everyone who is 
outside the Lord Jesus Christ, or anyone who is 
not redeemed bv the blood of Jesus Christ. 
John 16:9. 

Just as you find different kinds of people the 
world over, there are different kinds of sinners, so 
let's put them in groups where God's Word has 

1. The Good Sinner. (Luke 18: 9:14). 

This class includes persons who are good mor- 
ally, upright of character and have high ideals, liv- 
ing clean, moral lives. This is good, of course, and 
secessary, but this life will not save anyone from 
eternal death, which is separation from God. With- 
out the blood of Jesus Christ as the only redeem- 
ing power, these folks are still lost sinners. Heb. 

2. The polite sinner. (Mark 10:17-21). 

Includes persons with the highest degrees of po- 
liteness and courtesy, yet rejecting Jesus, lacking 
one thing, thej^ are lost sinners. 

3. The hcuidsome and beautiful sinner. (II Sam. 
14:25, 26). 

Good-looking, beautiful, and proud of their 
beauty! These folks, rejecting Christ, laugh at "the 
idea of such a thing" as being saved bv the blood 
of Jesus. Lost souls outside the Lord! Ezek. 28:17; 
Prov. 31:30a; II Cor. 4:4. 

4. The wise and educated sinner. (I Cor. 1:19-21). 

This group includes men and women of learning, 
with scientifically-trained minds. They have no 
place in their work for God and try to prove things 
to be opposite from what the Word of God and 
even nature teaches, using modern theories of 
thought. Trained, intelligent and cultured as these 
folks are. thev are absolutelv lost without Christ. 
I Cor. 1:25-29. 

5. The hard-working sinner. (Titus 3:4-6). 

^ The people of this class spend mo«t of their 
time working and slaving to make a living — not 
much time for anything else — and are angry be- 
cause other folks don't have it quite so hard per- 

haps. They say, "I don't have time to be a Chris- 
tian, to go to church, to serve the T^ord, to read 
the Bible." When they are told that the blood of 
Jesus is the only way by which the}' can be saved, 
they turn away with scorn and reply, "Don't you 
think that God knows how hard I work? I don't 
need the blood of Christ to save me, ni)' hard work- 
ing will do it. Do you mean to tell me that God 
would condemn me after all this hard work and 

Lost without Christ! Eph. 2:8,9. 

6. The ignorant sinner. (Acts 17:22-32). 

This classification includes those people who 
know not of the saving grace of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. Those wiho partake of the things of the 
world (enjoy them, of course), but know no bet- 
ter. These, too, are lost not knowing Jesus Christ 
or God's plan of redemption. Acts 17:22, 23. 

7. The vile sinner. (Rom. 1:18-23). 

This class is made up of persons who openly and 
nroudly commit things which they know are sins 
and which the world knows are sins, and take 
pleasure in doinig wicked things. In their sinful 
lusts, thev are completelv without Jesus Christ. 
I Kings 21:25; I Kings 16:30. 

8. The REDEEMED sinner. (Rom. 3:23-25). 

Although it is a good thing to have hig-'h ideals, 
live clean, moral lives, be courteous and polite, have 
a good education, and take the responsibility of 
hard labor, and although we would all like to be 
handsome or beautiful, these things in them^selves 
have no power at all with the very God of heaven. 
The thing that counts eternall}' is what you do with 
Jesus Christ in your personal, individual life. Take 
flim as your Savior, live close to Him every day, 
and add these good things to that life and you will 
have the life that reallv counts before God. Eph. 
2:8-10,13; Gal. 2:20; 3-13. 

:^SM^ ti^ufs 

Our Workers 

IND., wAvo recently sponsored a Bible Conference 
in the city (reported in this column) are preparing 
to complete their organization as a churc'h. In a 
business meeting Feb. 15, they extended a unani- 
mous call to Bro. Henry Remple, a senior in Grace 
Theological Seminary, to serve as their pastor. 
Mr. Remple has been speaking there regularly for 
several weeks. Sunday School and church attend- 
ance have been as higth as 78. Two Christian En- 
deavor Societies have been organized which meet 
reg'ularly every Sunday night. The group is con- 
tinuing for the present to meet in the basement 
of the Flora Public Librar)-. A buildin.g fund has 
already been started and plans are under way for 



the launching- of a building program in the im- 
mediate future. 

es of the district united for another "singspira- 
tion" meeting in the Glendale Church, on the after- 
noon of Feb. 11. We understand that these church- 
e.s meet for these united services given over to the 
singing of gospel music once every month. 

From the First Church of Long Beach bulletin . 
"122 souls made decisions for Christ during the 
two weeks' evangelistic services vv'hich closed last 
Sunday. 46 of this number made public confession 
at the evening services. 76 boys and girls came 
forward at the special service conducted in the 
Bible School hour. 14 have thus far united with 
the church." These services were conducted by the 
pastor 'him'self, assisted by the Eureka Jubilee 
singers, a group of colored musicians. 

The Whittier Church announces that Dr. V. C. 
Kelford, of Waterloo, Iowa, who recently joined 
our church at Fort Wayne, Ind., will be with them 
for a Bible conference March 13-17. 

of which Bro. Fred Wm. Walter is pastor, come? 
the news that an evangelistic meeting with Dr. J. 
C. Beal as evangelist was recently closed. Follow- 
ing the meeting 6 were baptized and received into 
the church and' more are expected to follow. 

came verj- little mail to the writer of News Briefs 
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■\nd send them to the writer of this column ! , 



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Vol. 2 

MARCH 16, 1940 

No. 11 



Our Brethren churches have been going through 
what we believe to be a purifying experience. We 
believe the Spirit of God has been leading us. We 
believe we have been pleasing God in the position 
we have taken. We believe we are true to the 
whole Word of God in our teaching. 

Now — the most eloquent proof of this can be 
demonstrated by making our greatest sacrifice to 
foreign missions in the form of our largest Easter 
offering in history. 

This responsibility rests upon every pastor and 
every member of every congregation. We must 
prove to God that we are worthy of His blessing 
and favor by putting the great work He is most_in- 
terested in, foremost in our own work: Getting 
the gospel to the lost. 

The directors of the Home Missions Council sin- 
cerely believe that no greater stimulus could be 
given to our home mission work right here in 
America ; no g-reater justification of the value of 
pressing our work here in this land, than to in- 
crease our foreign missions. Any home missions 
work which does not build a passion for taking 
the gospel to all the world is not worthy of the 
name. The best assui^ance possible for the con- 
tinued igrowth and prosperity of the whole gos- 
pel here in America is to discharge rightly our 
debt to Christ for the lost in other lands. 

We of the Home Missions Council are praying 
for our greatest Easter offering 


A window with your name on it in our new Ken- 
tucky church ? 

A door with your name on it showing your love 
for Christ? 

A part in providing the paint for the building? 

A share in supplying the roofing to cover the 

Maybe }'ou would like to provide the bell to 
rin,g out through those Kentucky hills for Christ. 
5 windows are $5.00 each. 
5 doors are $5.00 each. 
2 doors are $10.00 each. 
23 rolls of roofing fo' $2.25. 
30 gallons of paint fo' $2.90. 

What a challenge for Bible classes. Christian 
Endeavor Societies, Sisterhood, Women's Mission- 
ary Councils, Men's Brotherhoods ! 

The people are supplying all the lumber and a 
the labor, but they need help to buy the above a 
tides. Cash is scarce in Kentuck}-. 

Mize Landrum and R. P. Miller at New Bridge 
in front of our new building site at Clayhole, Ky. 

The plans are drawn, building is ready to sta: 

Help these people who are trying to help ther 
selves ! 

Send something today for this work. 

If you are not ready to send but have a desi 
to speak for some part, write about it at once. 


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Entered as 
Cleveland, Ohii 
3. 1879, 

econd class matter at the post office at 
February 9, 1939, under the act of March 

MARCH 16, 1940 

R. Paul Miller, Editor 

How little did the Jews realize the true mean- 
ing of the words of Jesus when He said in Mt. 
24:9, "Ye shall be hated of all nations for My 
name's sake." But the events of these later days 
surely should make many of their leaders take 
note of those significant words. Shipload after 
shipload of Jewish refugees, am'0^g whom are 
thousands of refined, cultured and formerly weal- 
thy business men and their families, are now re- 
duced to destitution, drifting aimlessly over the 
seven seas, unable to find a country that will re- 
ceive them. With reports of countless thousands 
of destitute Jews along the German-Jewish bor- 
der; fathers, mothers, and little children; home- 
less, friendless, clothed in nothing but rags, and not 
too many of them even ; with nothing to eat, so 
way to earn a living, and no one either in Poland 
or Germany caring whether they live or die ; like 
hunted animals they seek shelter behind clusters 
of bushes and trees, in fence corners, behind pieces 
of old doors and scrap tin, and dream of the home 
they used to have. Now comes the report of tens 
of thousands of Jews being forcibly ejected from 
their homes in Germany and hauled to an all but 
barren section of Poland. From London we learn 
that two thousand Jews are stranded in barges 
in the Danube River where they were stopped 
trying to escape from the terrors of Hitler's bate. 
Other thousands are reported trying to cross the 
mountains from the Balkan countries where Jew- 
ish hatred is so fierce and unrelenting, hoping that 
they will succeed in slipping across the borders 
into Palestine under cover of nig-ht. Many die 
from exposure and sickness, but resolutely the 
rest push on with bleeding feet hoping, against 
despair for one favorable break. Sad indeed is the 
picture. No story ever written can compare with 
it. Well did Isaiah write in chapter 27:12,13, 

"And it shall come to pass in that day 

ye shall be gathered one by one, O, ye chil- 
dren of Israel. And it shall come to pass in 
that day, that the great trumpet shall be 
blown, and they shall come which were 
ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and 
the outcasts of the land of Egypt and shall 
worship the Lord in the holy mount at Je- 

Can anyone doubt that they are in distress to- 
day? Aren't they ready to perish? Actually per- 
ishing they are ! Arein't they comin,g from the land 
of Assyria as well as the rest of the world? How- 
soon the iron hand that bars them frolm Palestine 

today may be removed ; how soon England may 
liave more warfare on hand than she can take care 
of and thus lose her control of Palestine or be 
compelled to change her policy there ; how soon 
the way may be open for the Jews to slip through 
the fingers of the nations pre-occupied in great 
vvars and thus flock into Palestine, we do nor 
know. But return they will. God hath spoken ! 
When the Jew goes to Palestine, the true Chris- 
tian goes to glory. Hallelujah! Keep looking up. 


Great Britain's Bishop of Ely, a very famous 
churchman, is quoted by the United Press as hav- 
ing stated, 

"Unless there is some ohange in the minds 
of nations I cannot see any hope for the fu- 
ture of the world in the rest of this century." 
What the Bishop should have stated is that un- 
less there is a change in the hearts of the nations 
there is no hope for the future of the world. That 
is right. The mind thinks as the heart directs and 
chooses. It is the servant of the emotions and de- 
sires of the heart of man to attain his desires. Gen- 
eral Leonard Wood, Chief of Staff of the United 
States arm}-, who died several j-ears ag-o stated 
the truth, 

"Will there be another war? Of course 
there will be more wars. Not until the heart 
of man is changed will wars cease." 
The old general knew what was wrong with the 
world. He knew that the basis of all wars and all 
other of this world's strife was based on innate 
selfishness. Selfishness is the basest of all human 
characteristics. It is the foundation of all sin and 
rebellion against God. In its name has been sacri- 
ficed all the blood of man slain since the founda- 
tion of the earth. Jesus our Lord stated the truth 
when He said to Nicodemus. 

"Except a man be born a,gain he cannot en- 
ter the kingdom of God" (Jn. 3:5,6). 
In spite of the sneers of the worldly wise, the 
faithful preadher of the gospel is doin,g more to 
make this old world fit to live in, he is doing more 
to end all war and all misery, than all the law- 
makers and all the social schemes kno"\vn to man. 
God sent you to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, 
brother. He knows what is the matter with this 
old world. He knov^'s ^v^hat to do about things. 
Nobody else does. Whether the world appreciates 
it or not, you can know that you are doing the 
greatest work for the real uplift and salvation of 
mankind for time and eternity. Stick to the job 
till He comes. 

Plough Ahead, Brother! 

There is no doubt but that today Satan is mak- 
ing- his greatest onslaught on the Christian church. 
He has instituted a world system that is so dis- 
tracting as to make thousands of church mem- 
bers to be swept from their feet of faith. He has 
succeeded in igarbing infidelity in robes of the 
clergy and is thus killing thousands of churches. 


He has succeeded in getting churches to seek num- 
bers instead of strict conversion with the result 
that now this unborn-again multitude within the 
churches is making havoc of things by world- 
liness and dissension. The churches have lost their 
power and testimony. Worldh' men and women 
have been elected to offices in the churches. Spir- 
ituall}' minded preachers go into their pulpits with 
fire burning in their hearts only to come away with 
their hearts chilled and spirits broken. One pas- 
tor said to us the other day, 

"It just seems useless to go on. I am tired 
of all this strife and bickering in the church. 
Our churches are full of it and our confer- 
ences are full of it. I am tired of it." 
There is no doubt but that trouble is beiriig heap- 
ed upon the door-step of God's true servants as 
never before, just to take the heart out of them. 
We ran across a wonderful word for all of us 
written by Maltbie D. Babcock the other day. 
"Pay as little attention as possible to dis- 
couragement. Plough ahead as a steamer 
does, rough or smooth, rain or shine. To 
carry your cargo and make port is the 
Keep 3'our eye on the port, brother, not on the 
storm. Remember Peter! 

Are Catholics Slipping? 

In a letter reported in the newspapers announc- 
ing Lenten reg-ulations. Cardinal Dennis Dougher- 
ty. Arch-Bishop of Philadelphia, stated of the 
membership of the Catholic Church, 

"Faith has grown weak, fervor has been 
chilled, and not a few Catholics never fast, 
even during Lent. It is bad enough to dis- 
obey the church law of fasting particularly 
during Lent, but what shall we say of Cath- 
olics who, in our day, seem to spurn the 
Holy Season of Lent by attending- during it, 
banquets, theatrical shows, parties, and oth- 
er worldly amuselments !" 
It is a hard job the cardinal has on his hands. 
It is hard to keep people away from things that 
their hearts run after. It is hard to get spiritual 
responses from people who are not spiritual and 
know nothing of the new birth. It is hard to com- 
pel people to stay away frim shows and all man- 
ner of worldly amusements during Lent when the 
church itself sponsors and profits by such things 
all the rest of the year ! The other day we were 
passing a Catholic, Church and sa\\' a large flaring 
sign outside announcing, 

and we learned that it had been a regular weekly 
affair till the authorities had to pass an ordinance 
to close it up because gambling was forbidden in 
the city. 

Can We Fast Away Our Sins? 

The cardinal further states in his letter, 
"Catholics denv themselves food and drink 

for the ])urpose of reducing, but never think 

of fasting to atone for sins" (underscore 

Now just when did God arrange that by fasting 
we could "atone" for our sims ? If we can "atone" 
for our sins by fasting, then where is the need 
for a Savior on Calvary? To support this unscrip- 
tural statement the cardinal quotes a perverted 
verse from the Douav version (Roiman Catholic) 
of the Bible. 

"I say to you, except ye do penance, ye shall 

all likewise perish." 

Naturally, any scheme of salvation that is based 
upon an3'thing but the sacrifice of Calvary must 
resort to "wresting the Scriptures" in order to get 
some apparent authority for what they teach. How 
utterly perverted such a statement that by "fast- 
ing" men could atone for their sins is, is shown in 
Plebrews 9:22. 

"And almost all things are by the law purged 
with blood ; and without shedding of blood 
is no remission." 
To make fasting or any other works of self 
merit a means of cleansing from sin in order to 
bring the doers under the power of the church 
is under the severest condemnation of God. 
"If anj- man preach any other gospel unto 
vou than that ve have received. let him be 
accursed" (Gal.' 1:9). 

We know of no better answer to all such error 
tlian the Apostle Paul's mightv delaration in Tit. 
3 :4. 5. 

"Not by works of righteousness which we 
have done, but according to His mercy He 
saved us. by the washiiiig of regeneration 
and renewing of the Holy Ghost." 
Beyond this there is nothing more to say on 
how to get rid of sin. 


"/ xtnll go doitm, hut remember that you must hold 
the ropes." — William Carey. 

"Oh, let me pray once more for Fiji." — John Hunt. 

"My Jesus, my King, my Life, my All, I again dedi- 
cate myself to thee." — David Livingstone. 

"Expect great things from God, attempt great things 
for God." — Tf'illiam Carey. 

"If I had a thousand lives to live, Africa should have 
them all." — Bishop Mackenzie. 

''Woe is me if I preach not the gospel." — The Apos- 
tle Paul. 

"The medical missionary is a missionary and a half." 
—Robert Moffat. 

"My parish is the whole world." — Count Zinsendorf. 

"God loveth a cheerful giver, not a regular tax- 
payer.'' — Bishop Penick. 

"Churches are generally living churches in exact ra 
tio of their missionary activity." — Cannon Liddon. 

"First of all, and above all, the church is here ti 
evangelize the world." — Archbishop Temple. 


MARCH 16, 1940 



H. B. Centz 







to the 


l,ike the darkest hour preceding the dawn, hkc 
the last storm barring the mariner's way to his 
desired haven, despair has enveloped the children 
of Israel as the}' confront the waves of savage per- 
secution which threaten their existence in almost 
every quarter of the world. 

Civilizatfion, long the guiding star of Jewish 
hope, is itself in the rgrip of paganism, and by this 
time it has been conclusively demonstrated that 
there is no hope for the Jew in a pagan world, 
whether ruled by Hitlerism or Communism. Even 
democracy has broug-ht forth its "White Paper" 
to close the gates of Palestine, the only coun- 
try on earth that is properly his home. 

The Jew himself is as yet too greatly bewildered 
to take account of his sorrows. But from Chris- 
tian hearts that derive their comfort and hope 
from "the promises made unto the fathers," there 
rises today as never before the question, "Watch- 
man, what of the night?" And to those who have 
ears to hear there comes the reassuring answer 
of the W'ord of God, "The morning comes as well 
as the night." The night of weeping is not to last 
for ever. The night is but the harbiuiger of the 
morning. For there is a point at which the stream 
of Christian hope — the bles-sed hope of the glor- 
ious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ, absorbs into itself the gentle rivulet of the 
faith still cherished by those who wait for "the 
consolation of Israel," and flows on toward the 
day predicted by the prophet Malachi, when foi 
those who fear His name "the Sun of Righteous- 
ness shall arise with healing in His wings." 

To the devout student of the Word of God, the 
intensification of Israel's sufferings, taken togeth- 
er with other Biblical si|gns of the times, such as 
the apostasy of the church and the decay of civil- 
ization (see I Tim. 4; Jude 11-19; II Tim. 3; James 

5), is but an added indication, perhaps the clear- 
est indication, that we are witnessing the clcsing 
days of the present age. To use a phrase from 
the ancient Ral^bis, "These are the birth-pangs of 
tt?e Messiah." But the Christian's heart thrills at 
the thought that "the coming of the Lord draweth 

From the standpoint of prophecy it was not a 
matter of accident that the outbreak of Jew-hate 
served as a prelude to the European war, nor is 
the fact that the Jew now finds himself at the 
very center of the international storm, bearing 
the brunt of its fury, incidental. The fact is nov.^ 
nlain that we are living in the "feet and toes" per- 
iod of Daniel's prophetic image. The nations of 
tlie world have run their course. Feudalism and 
autocracy are now things of the past. Democracy 
is fighting a losing battle. Dictatorships have aris- 
en to occupy the center of the world's stage, and 
in them we see the inception of those end-time 
kingdoms which shall be dashed to pieces at the 
coming of the kingdom of our God and of His 
Christ. The Northern Confederacy of nations is 
already in the making. The revival of the Roman 
Empire is as yet only a dream of the Italian dic- 
tator, but one which is destined to become a re- 
ality before long. Small wonder, then, that the 
elimination of the Jew is the prime plank in the 
programs of the modern dictators. The real con- 
flict today is not between Gentile and Jew, but 
lietween the kingxloms of this world and the com- 
ing kingdom of Christ. "Why do the pagans rage, 
the peoples ima.gine a vain thing, the kings of the 
earth take their positions, and the rulers take 
counsel together?" Because, when God sets His 
King upon the holy hill of Zion, it will be to rule 
over the house of Jacob for ever. 

The re-e^stablishment of the kingdom of Israel, 
with the greater son of David as the King, is the 
goal of history and the climactic point of the 
Messianic program. New Testament prophecy de- 
clares it to be so. The disciples understood it to 
be so when, prior to His ascension, they asked of 
the Savior, "Lord, wilt Thou at this time restore 
again the kingdom to Israel?" As a result of this 
question we have in Acts 1:6-11 the Lord's own 
outline of the events that must take place before 
the prolmise of the kingido-m can be fulfilled: 1. 
The publication of the gospel throughout the 
earth, 2. His visible return to the earth. To this 
also the Apostolic declaration recorded in Acts 
15:13-18 gives witness. The unique, for-the-first- 
time-in-history visitation of God among the Gen- 
tiles, is to be followed by the return of the Lord 
from- heaven, and this, in turn, by the restoration 
of the tabernacle of David from its ruins, or the 
return of Israel to God's favor. 

In the light of these truths, the present scourge 
of Jew-hate takes on a more than local signifi- 
cance. It is not alone the survival of the Jew that 
is at stake, but the whole program of God center- 
ing in the Jew, includin,g the king^lom of His be- 
loved Son. The Jews are the people over whom 


the Father determined from of old that His Son 
should reign for ever and ever (see Lk. 1:31-33). 
Granting the truth of these things, what should 
be the attitude of Christians toward the Jews in 
their present hour of suffering and loneliness? 

1. Inasmuch as Satan's fury is raging not only 
against the mass of Jews, but also against those 
out of the mass who have espoused the Lord Je- 
sus Christ as Savior of their lives, we should make 
every effort in our power to help our brethren in 
the faith in a material as well as a moral way. As 
members with them of the body of Christ, we are 
in duty bound to share their afflictions (see Heb. 
13:3: t Cor. 12:26). 

2 Toward the still unbelieving Jews, our duty 
is plainly indicated in Romans 11:30,31. "Mercy" 
is the keyword here. Seeing that the age of wit- 
nessing is still in effect, we must bring our love 
and our testimony to bear upon them, for we 
know not when a deed of kindness or a word fitly 
spoken will be used of God to bring a Jew to 
Christ. For some Christian waits the happy priv- 
ilege of bringing to the faith the last person who 
shall complete the number of the elect body of 
Christ, and that one person may be a Jew. 

Our Jewish Mission Is Dependent Upon 
Offerings Taken At Special Jewish 
Conferences Held In Brethren 

Brother pastor, have you been delaying the mat- 
ter of securing the speakers for }"our Jewish Con- 
ference for this }ear? 

Do not put it off any longer. In their suffering 
today, and for the sad days ahead of them, poor 
Israel needs Christ. God has honored us \vith the 
privilege of evangelizing the 250,000 Jews of Los 
.•\ngeles, California. We must not fail in this. To 
rightly care for this work is an open door to all 
the blessings in God's hands. 

Here is a list of the speakers for your Jewish 
Conference. Write to the man nearest you and he 
will come to you at the earliest possible date. 

Rev. A. B. Machlin 
206 North Park Ave., 
Buffalo, New York. 

Rev. E. S. Davidson 
% Y.M.C.A. 
Dallas, Texas. 

Rev. H. H. Amster, 
5105 Arcade Bldg., 
Seattle, Washingfton. 

Rev. H. B. Centz 
5454 Catharine Street, 
Philadelphia, Penna. 

Rev. E. Zimmerman 
2914 Colorado Blvd. 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

Rev. E. D. Gruen 
1058— 37th Street, 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

Publication Offering 
Honor Roll 

Our thanks and appreciation are extended to all the 

donors to this cause. Recently the following have been 

Mrs. J. M. Lane, California $5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ira Blough, Pennsylvania 2.00 

Melvin Rock, Pennsylvania 5.00 

Mrs. Beulah B. Ratliff, Kansas 5.00 

R. V Wilcox, Cahfornia 5.00 

Essalie Hulliberger, Michigan 5.00 

Mrs J. W. Michael, Virginia 5.00 

Mrs. D. L. Fox, California 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth Beeson, California 5.00 

Goldie Richards, California - - 5.00 

A Friend, California 5.00 

Clyde C. Flick, California 5.00 

Sarah C. Yoder, California 5.00 

Wm. Fillion, California _ .— 5.00 

Mrs. Victor Kuhn, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Scow, California 5.00 

W. Tenth St. Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio .- 48.40 

Miss Belle Thompson, Kansas ..— 1.00 

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Viva Kitchens, Colorado ..... 10.00 

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Rev. Norman Uphouse, Virginia 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio 71.50 

Anna B. Row, Iowa 5.00 

Laura Beth Miller, Tennessee 5.00 

Rev. E. W. Reed, Washington 5.00 

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MARCH 16, 1940 




with our 

Wooster At Work 

After the ctese of the Juniata meeting, we drove 
through Wooster on our way to Berne. The Woos- 
ter people were in the midst of the remodeling- of 
their building for church services. When we step- 
ped inside it was a sight to behold. There was 
John Squires, the preacher, so covered with brick 
ditst and dirt that I could hardly recognize him. 
I knew his voice however ! That didn't change, 
no matter 'how he looked. Then Harold Jolliffe 
came over from somewhere and began talking and 
I knew who he was. Wayne Baker was there 
helping but he seemed to stay away fro^m the dirt 
more than the others. But everj'body was work- 
ing at top speed to get the building ready for use 
by Feb. 1st. A fine spirit of optimism was every- 

We sympathized most for the preacher's wife 
who had to sit in her end of the building and watch 
the dust roll in and all over everything-. When 
v>'e mentioned it she smiled and said, "It's just no 
use to try to clean up for it keeps co'ming through 
all the time." She was cheerful under mighty dif- 
ficult circumstances for a housewife. But they 
all had the spirit of a great cause for Christ. That 
is what counts. There wasn't much we could do 
right then so we drove on. 

more fully for the Lord. Already our people have 
selected a site for their new work. They plan to 
buy lots and build as' quickly as possible. The spir- 
it of devotion for Christ among the group is most 
gratifying indeed 

The work has been growing right along. On 
the Sunday that we were there the room was 
just about full. Everyone was enthused by the way 
the work was growing. The men were busy bring- 
ing folks to the services in their machines. On 
every side there was the spirit of desiring to do 
something to make the work grow. It was catch- 
ing. You could not help but feel it once you got 
among them. They alreadj^ have a young people's 
Christian Endeavor of over 20. The group has ac- 
cumulated a nice sum of money for buying equip- 
ment. The)' have boug^ht chairs and a piano. They 
are getting these things ahead of time so that 
when they have the building to care for they will 

Fremont, Ohio Our New Mission Point. 

On Sunday, Jan. 28, we drove to Fremont that 
early Sunday mo'rninig to meet with this new- 
group of Brethren. This is a group of Brethren 
who were formerly memljers of the First Breth- 
ren Church of Fremiont. They are now starting a 
new work in another part of the city -w^here there 
is no real Christian work going on. The section 
they are locating in is a new section where new 
homes are going up right along. This city is a 
live community of 18,000 people supported by a 
strong industrial business. There is a great need 
for a strong- fundamental church in that city and 
one that has a passioii for reaching- lost souls. The 
blessing of God has rested upon this new work 
from the very beginning. By the leading of the 
Lord they have secured a small Presbyterian mis- 
sion hall on the outskirts of the aity for their ser- 
vices. The Presbyterian people very graciously 
rented the hall to our folks for all the services 
they need. The Presbyterians have a Sunday af- 
ternoon Sunday school that meets there but that 
is all. They are pleased to have the building used 

The Brethren at Fremont, Ohio 

have these on hand. They have already pledged 
a splendid sum for purchasing their lots. We hope 
to help them buy them on our next trip through 
goitig west. 

On the day we were there they were organized 
into a real Brethren church and chose for their 
name, "The Grace Brethren Church," of Fremont, 
Ohio. They elected all their officers, chose a con- 
stitution com-mittee, and a building committee, and 
authorized purchase of certain equipment. Then 
they voted unanimously to come under the admin- 
istration of The Brethren Home Missions Council. 
Finally, they elected Brother Jack Simmons, one 
of our most promising young ministers who has 
one more year to complete his work at Grace Sem- 
inary, as their pastor. 

We are glad to have a couple of pictures to pub- 
lish showiuig the group outside of their present 
meeting place and also one of the pastor, Brother 
Simmons. You will hear more of this work right 


Revival At Waynesboro — 

Tli(iui;h we have wurkecl all aruund this city fur 
the last ten years, yet we had never before held a 
meetinig' for this church. One thing sure, we are 
mighty glad that we came to Waynesboro this 
time. Brother Crees, the pastor, with his usual 
efficiency, had everything ready. Nothing escapes 
this man's eye. He has everything in mind every 
minute. He had a radio hour set for the meetings 
for three nights a week at the Hagerstown station. 
He had his advertising in every corner of the city 
and in the newspapers. He had his own people 
ready with Spirit-filled praj'er meetings for weeks 
before the campaign opened. Needless to say, 
when we got there things were ready. 

From the first night there was fine attendance 
at the meetings and the interest continued right 
up to the last. There were delegations many nights 
from the Brethren in Hagerstown. Brother Homer 
Kent and members of his group drove all the wa} 
from Wasihington, D. C. to the meetin,gs. A ladie.^ 
quartet from the local Church of the Brethren 
sang for us s]:)lendidly. The famous Jubilee Male 
Quartet from Washington, D. C. came over and 
sang for us on two Sundays. Orville Lorenz and 
his wife drove over from Meyersdale one Monday 
and we had a fine time together. In fact there 
was real fellowsihip at Waynesboro all around dur- 
ing these meetings. 

Brother Robert Crees has done a wonderful 
work in this church. They are doing the biggest 
things for Christ in the history of the church. 
Their offerings are larger to missions. They have 
purchased a fine new parsonage and have it prac- 
tically all paid for already. Their Sunday School 
packs practically every available space in the 
building. And best of all there is a fine spirit of 
unity throughout the entire congregation. Ever} - 
body works and helps along. There is a splendid 
group of capable laymen in this church who are 
standing by the pastor to a man. There is a real 
future ahead of this church if the}' continue in the 
will of the Ivord. The influence and testimon}- of 
these people are alread}- felt far and wide. 

This was our fourth meetin,g with Brother Crees 
and it was the best of all. He is now in a field 
where God can use him at his best. It is a pleasure 
to work with a real workman for God. And our 
home was with the pastor and his wife once more. 
It is always a blessing to spend a while in their 
home. Everything is sim]5ly turned over to a 
guest and nothing more could be asked. The true 
spirit of Christ is there and what more could be 
asked? May God bless them all and all the 
precious ones who made their way to Calvary dur- 
insj the meetings. .Amen. 

being put on then. They were sweeping out the 
main room for a meeting that night. They will 
use their own building from now on. Papering, 
painting, and the fire escape, and then they are 
done. It is going to make a fine meeting place. 
The pastor and his wife like it better the louiger 
ihey sta}- there. That is a good sign. The people 
are standing by the work with their time and their 
money and are caring for their obligations prompt- 
ly. Soon there will be more people to share the 
load with them. Nov^' it is hard and means real 
sacrifice. But it is the sacrifices that we are happy 
to look back on when we think of serving our 
Lord. The easy times give us little comfort. A 
real witness for Christ is needed in Wooster anj 
The Brethren Church is going to give it. That is 
our calling. 

The Executive Committee Meeting — 

The mid-year e.xecutive meeting was held on 
Washington's birthday. We didn't chop down an}' 
cherry trees or tell any lies, but we certainly did 
a lot of business during- 12 hours of that day and 
night. A lot of business can be done if all the in- 
formation is at hand and all things are ready. The 
committee was deeply moved at the way our Father 
'kkI had blessed the work during the last four 
months. It was a cause for real rejoicing to see 
how God had already sent in $22,600.00 since- our 
annual report. There was also rejoicing over the 
many new fields that had come to us just since 
conference. We cloisedi our budget last August 
with 10 mission points. Our new budget for the 
rest of the year has seventeen points, with several 
more fine fields just waiting for approval by the 
Board of Directors. While such evidence was 
cause for comfort in the manifest favor of God upon 
us, yet it also meant that these added points called 
for more men and means, and we do not have them. 
We have enoug^h for our first budget, but what 
shall be done for all the rest ? Just one thing is 
left for us to do, and that is to tell the whole story 
to our people and leave it with them, and our Eord. 
It is likely that if we are to take care of the fields 
God is sending us, that we will have to ask for 
another offering about June. The directors are now 
deciding that matter. Later announcement will be 
made of this. 

Back In Wcoster Again — 

From EUet we drove through Wooster to see 
how the building was progressing and found that 
it was about finished. The finishin.s; touches were 

Our Newest Brethren Church — 

Right after the close <-)f our Executive Commit- 
tee meeting we drove to Flora, Ind., on the follow- 
ing Sunday and met with the new Brethren group 
in that city. There are about 85 Brethren in this 
work and they are goin.g forward for God. Their 
Sunday School attendance was 79 the day we were 
tliere. There was a fine attendance at the church 
service also. The spirit of these people is simply 
fine and they are stirred to make a real work for 
God in that citv. 

MARCH 16, 1940 


Triumphs At Tracy 

A. R. P. has Ijecome a trilO|ijy of the alphabet 
more often spoken and seen in the British Tsle--> 
than N. R. A. or W. P. A. have ever Ijeen used in 
America. No street, nor road, no bit of country 
is without an air-raid warden responsible to insure 
the perfect blackout as the main factor in Britain's 
air-raid precautions. The country was forced to 
g-o black or else the cities would have appeared 
from the air as pools nf darkness in the midst of 

A new industry has grown up in the furnishing- 
of air-raid precaution shelters. Each of the family 
knows the one closest to his home and the shortest 
way to it. This in a civilized world! 

God has long- provided a fully furnished shelter 
.for every need. David learned to say, "What time 
I am afraid, I will trust in Tlhee" (Ps. 56:3). In 
the precious Word of God we have our refuge from 
every difficulty and every sorrow. 

In Tracy we are experiencing today a blackout ! 
It is the "blackout of sin." Jesus said long ago 
that men loved darkness rather than light because 
their deeds are evil. Do sinners seek the house of 
God ? How many unsaved people attend your 
church which has been established for a decade or 
more ? Tracy is no different from any other 
American small-town industrial city which is at 
the same time a center for an agricuLtural area of 
highly specialized farming? Everything is sea- 
sonal except the season for attending the spiritual 
services of the church ! That season somehow 
doesn't have its autumn or spring. 

But God in Christ has triumphed in the midst 
of the blackout in Tracy. Let us be fair with God 
and count our many blessings. It has been well 
said, "No m.inister, however gifted, can build up a 

parish without the enthusiastic cooperation of the 
membership. Any minister, however limited, can 
di; it if he has that cooperation." All that has been 
accomplished in the Lord's vinej-ard in Tracy is 
due to the blessing of God upon us in the coopera- 
tion of faithful members. "The faithful few" from 
this humble work will not be the last nor the least 
in the daj' of rewards. 

Through persistent prayer that prevailed upon 
our God to prosper us in winning souls, the Lord 
Jesus has saved souls for His eternal glory. Dur- 
ing our first year on the field a score of precious 
souls have been won for Him. Others have dedi- 
cated their lives in full time Christian service. Not 
all have been baptized in the case of j'oung people 
because of parental opposition. Please pray for 
these parents. It would do j'our heart good to sec 
two full rows of young people in the mid-week 
prayer service giving precious promises, testifying, 
and making prayer requests for the salvation of 
their parents. To the pastor's faithful and diligent 
companion goes the human credit for the very 
splendid "Grace Choir" numbering about 20 young 
lieople of junior and senior high school ages. God 
bless each one ! 

God triumphed in our special offerings durin.t: 
the year. Our goal lasit Easter was $200 and we 
went over the top with $260 for foreign missions 
in 1939. Believing in "dollar for dollar" we set the 
same .goal for home missions and reached over 

We now look forward to an evangelistic Bible 
conference in April with our beloved Dr. J. C. Beal. 
God richly blessed his Spirit-filled ministry among 
us last year. In May we are prayiuig and planning 
for a Jewish conference with Bro. Zimmerman of 
the Los Angeles branch of American Board of 
Missions to the Jews, which branch is now our own 
I^rethren Jewish Mission project. 

Robert E. Miller, Pastor. 





Long Beach, Calif. (1st church) $2 

Dayton, Ohio (1st church) 

Los Angeles, Calif. (2nd church) 

Whittier. Calif 



Washington, D. C. 

Roanoke, Va 

Fort Wayn. 
Los Angcle 

Calif. (1st chu 


COMPARATIVE REPORT — 1938-1939 and 1939-1940 


of Chu 


ille, Ohi< 

Ellet, Oh 
West Salem, O 
Fremont, Ohio 
Gratis, Ohio 
Louisville, Ohi 
Middlebranch, ( 
Rittman, Ohio 
Sterling, Ohio 
North Georgeto 
Homerville, Ohio ... 
West Alexandria, Oh 

Wooster, Ohio 

Isolated Members . . . 


Indiana District 

Berne, Ind 

Cambria, Ind 

Campbell (Lake Odessa, Mich 

Center Chapel, Ind 

Clay City, Ind 

Flora, Ind 

Fort Wayne, Ind 

Grace Theological Seminary . 

Goshen, Ind 

Nappanee, Ind 

Huntington, Ind 

New Paris, Ind 

New Troy, Mich 

North Liberty, Ind 

Osceola, Ind 

Peru, Ind 

Roann, Ind 

River Park Mission (Soutn B 

South Bend, Ind 

Isolated Members 



Aleppo, Pa 

Allentown, Pa 

Altoona, Pa 

Calvary (Pittstown, N. J.) 

Conemaugh, Pa 

Grafton, W. Va 

Highland, Pa 

Johnstown, Pa. (1st) 

Juniata, Pa 

Listie, Pa 

Martinsburg, Pa., 

McKee, Pa 

Meyersdale, Pa 

Pike (Mundy's Corner) 
Philadelphia, Pa. (1st) 
Philadelphia, Pa. (3rd) 

Summitt Mills, Pa 

Uniontown, Pa 

Waynesboro, Pa 

West Kittanning, Pa. 
Yellow Creek, 
Isolated Meml 


Southeastern District 

Baltimore, Md 

Buena Vista, Va 

Clayhole, Ky 

Hagerstown, Md. (1st) . 
Hagerstown, Md. (2nd) 
Mt. View (Hollins, Va.) 

Red. Hill 

Roanoke, Va 

Limestone, Tenn 

1938-1939 1939-1940 


Ankenytown, Ohio $ 74.00 

Ashland, Ohio, (West Tenth St.) 175.64 

Canton, Ohio 426.18 

Clayton, Ohio 
Cleveland, Ohi( 


.$ 25.00 





$ 00.00 

Washington, D. C. 
Winchester, Va. 
Isolated Member 

(Seven Fountains) 



Total $1,787.49 

Illiokota District 

Dallas Center, la. 
Des Mo 


Lanark, 111 

Leon, la 

Milledgeville, 111. . . . 
Waterloo, la. (Grace 
Williamsburg. la. . . 
Isolated Members . . 


Midwest District 
Beaver City, Nebr 
Falls City, Nebr. . 
McLouth, Kans. . 
Morrill, Kans. . . . 

Portis, Kans 

Isolated Members 


Southern Californ 

Bellflowcr, Calif. . 
Compton, Calif. . 
Fillmore, Calif. . . 
Glendale, Calif. . . 

Long B 

Long Beach, Calif. (2nd) 
Los Angeles, Calif. (1st) 
Los Angeles, Calif. (2nd) 
East Los Angeles, Calif. 

San Diego, Calif 

South Gate, Calif 

Whittier, Calif 

Isolated Members 

$ 80.12 









$ 457.78 


$ 55.00 






$ 116.50 


$ 126.32 





Calif. (1st) 1,600.00 











Tracy, Calif 
Turlock . . 
Isolated Me 

Califorian District 



Northwest District 
Harrah, Wash. . . 
Spokane, Wash. . . 
Sunnyside, Wash. . 
Isolated Members . 


.$ 319.25 

.$ 27.24 


MARCH 16, 1940 

T^ew ^^e/'S 

Our Workers 

Hy Robert D. Culver 

oke, Va., of which H. W. Koontz is pastor has 
scheduled a revival meeting; March 19-31. R. Paul 
]VIiller will be the evangelist. 

VILLE, (Ohio). We had a wonderful day yester- 
day with Bro. Curtis Morrill speaking at both serv- 
ices. Icy roads and sickness lowered our attend- 
ance, but nevertheless we had a great day. For 
Sunday School we had 100% Bibles — a card from 
Nellie Magers. 

Kenneth Ashman, pastor, have just coimpleted a 
new parsonage east of the church. The parsonage 
was constructed mostly I)y volunteer help from the 
members and paid for in the same way. — Bulletin. 
Conemaug'h, Pa. 

Grubb, pastor, taken from bulletin of Feb. 25. 
Sunday School is increasing with a transportation 
committee doing good work. Christian Endeavor 
organization has grown from one small society to 
four and another is about to be organized. Nine 
have been taken into church membership recently. 
This about the Herald, " 'The Brethren Missionary 
Herald in ever}' home, is our motto. 

CHURCH, Ashland, Ohio, of which C. W. Mayes 
is pastor, has cause for real rejoicing. The pastor 
reports 11 conversions in the morning service two 
weeks ago, and two baptisms the eveniuig of the 
same day. 253 were in Sunday School last Sunday. 
The church 'has practically crowded out its quar- 

BEACH FIRST CHURCH recently published 
bears some interesting and happy information. A 
few items follow. Since the founding of the 
church 2,668 members have been received into 
membership, 2,438 of these by baptism. Present 
membership is 1415. Average Bible School attend- 
ance last year was 1,291. 

able for missionary message in some of tbe eastern 
churches for a few weeks. Those desiring to se- 
cure his services may write him at 713 Fairbanks 
St., Asbland, O. 

DR. J. C. BEAL, field representative of The 
Brethren Missionary Herald Co., also has a little 
time available for Bible conference and evangelistic 
work. Fine results of his work in the Grace Breth- 
ren Church O'f Waterloo, la., prior to the arrival of 
their pastor. Rev. F. G. Coleman, have been re- 
ported. Brother Beal mav be contacted bv writ- 
ing him at 3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, 'ind. 




Brother are you looking for the best 
place to invest your money for 
God? . . . where it will do the most 

Why not place it in the growing work 
of the Brethren Home Missions 

Do you realize that God has chosen 
The Home Missions Council to do a 
remarkable missionary work in 
America in these last days? 


Why not place your funds where you 
see God's hamd working? 

GIVE NOW when your money will 
count for most! 

If you need the income from your 
funds to live on, take advantage of 
our Annuity Certificates. 

Annuities — Pay you the highest rate 
of safe income during life. 


Either cash or property cem be turned 
into Annuities. 






R. Paul Miller, Sec'y. 




The Price Mary Jane Paid 

By Mrs. Ernest Pine 

Do )'ou bu_\B and girls have to suffer to become a 
Christian? Do yuu have to keep it a secret that 3'ou 
are a Christian? Many boys and girls do keep it a 
secret \vhen they shouldn't and they never tell any- 
one else about Jesus. Today I want to tell you 
about a little ,g-irl I know that really had to suffer 
to be a follower of Jesus. 

Some children's meetings were being held in the 
community, and little printed announcements had 
been passed out in the school yard. One of these 
slipped into the hands of a little girl about ten years 
old, bj' the name of Mar}- Jane. She responded to 
the invitation and entered the little church where 
choruses were being lustily sung by the children. 
She couldn't sing the choruses or give any Bible 
verse when verses were called for, because it seemed 
all new to her and she didn't know any. But she 
paid attention and listened to all that was said and 

At the close of the lesson the teacher asked if 
there were any boys and girls there that would like 
to know Jesus as their own Savior, and would let 
Him come into their hearts. While they were sing- 
ing a c'horus all you boys and girls probably know, 
"Into My Heart, Come Into My Heart, Lord Jesus,' 
Mary Jane walked up to the front and said she 
wanted to know more about Jesus. Other boys and 
igirls came, too, but the teacher noticed that Mary 
Jane seemed so sincere and wanted to know more 
about Jesus. The teacher explained the wonderful 
plan God has provided to save our lost souls 
through accepting His Son Jesus Christ, and Mary 
Jane whole-heartedly gave her life to Him. She told the teacher she had no Bible, and that 
there was none from whidh she could read in her 
home so she could come to know more about her 
new-found Savior. So she was given a testament, 
and she went home apparently very happy. 

Mary Jane was late the ne.xt week for Bible 
class, but she had hroUig-'ht a brother and sister 
with her. The teacher noticed that she was quite 
nervous, and that she kept looking back at the 
door as if she were frig'htened. When the teacher 
asked her to find a veres in her own Bible, she saw 
that it was dirt^■ and abused, so after the class 

she asked Mary Jane to wait because she wanted 
to talk with her. 

"Mary Jane, wh_\' is your Bible so dirty?" 
asked the teacher. 

"Well," answered Mar}' Jane, "you see I have 
to bury it in the back yard when I go home, be- 
cause I would receive a whipping if I should dare 
to bring a Bible home." 

"Why, aren't your parents Christians?" asked 
the teacher. 

"No," answered Mary Jane. "You see we are 
Catholics and I am not supposed to be coming to 
your church, but I just catne over here while my 
mother thinks I am out playing on the street 

It was some weeks later that Mary Jane seemed 
to have dropped out of the Bil)le class, and aLso 
her brother and sister did not come. Finally on 
the street one day the teacher of the class hap- 
pened to meet Mary Jane. 

"Why, hello, Mary Jane. We have been miss- 
ing you at Bible class. Have you been sick?" 

Marj' Jane looked around her like a frightened 
ra:>bit before answering, hardly knowing whether 
to talk to the teacher or not. 

"Well," she began, "the priest came to our 
house and threatened to put my mother out of 
the chuTch if she let us continue coming. He 
found it out somewhere, and then mother found 
^ny nice Bible and burned it up. She beat me 
and my brother and sister that had come with 
me. I was sick in bed from the beating. But I 
still love Jesus, and I'm going to remember what 
vou told me about Him. and maybe some day I 
can come to Bible class again." 

The teacher assured Mary Jane that they would 
pray for her, and maybe some day the Lord 
would make it possible for her to come to Bible 
class again. 

Boys and girls, think what it cost Alary Jane 
to be a Christian, and to came to just a few Bible 
classes. She was beaten ! Were you ever severely 
puni-shed because you wanted to serve Jesus? This 
didn't happen in Africa, or any far away dark 
country, but right here in our own land. All 
around us are boys and girls that aren't allowed 
to have Bibles and to sing about Jesus like we 
can. Let's pray for them and strive to tell them 
about Jesus as we meet them at school and at 

Our Bible Character Alphabet 

Answer to last week's character: Esau. 

F was a governor to whom a prisoner preached 
the gospel. F trembled at the preaching, for he 
was a sinful man. But instead of getting right with 
God, F said he would have the prisoner preach to 
him again when it suited him better. If you do not 
know F's name, find it in Acts 24:24-25. 

MARCH 16, 1940 


Robert A. Ashman 

12 S. Clay St. 
Peru, Ind. 

Y. P. Topic Editor 

Rev. Norman Uphous 

Winchester, Va. 

News Editor, Miss Grace AUsho 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. Leo Polman 

4007 Tacoma Ave. 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Junior Topic Editor 
Miss Miriam Gilbert 

1639 — 26th St. S. E. 
Washington, D. C. 

, 3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 


for March 31, 1940 


(Acts 7:17-36) 

Suggestions for the Leader 

j Moses will always be an important figure in the 
jthree igreat religions that defend the idea of the 
junity of God. Some object to calling Christianity 
ia religion and in a real sense it is more than a re- 
ligion ; it is life. The Jews and Mohammedans 
a!on,g with Christians recognize Moses as a won- 
derful man of his daj^ 

We can hardly understand or appreciate the ap- 
parent impossible barriers that confronted Moses. 
He had to take a stand against a king. He had the 
task of securing a following among people who 
were ignorant and in slaver^-. 

The life of Moses is associated with the ten com- 
mandments. Remember, Moses did not write 
them ; but that God wrote them for him. Moses 
merely delivered them to the people. 

Once the lawgiver was called the meekest man 
on the earth — the strongest yet meekest. Meeknesij 
is a trait of Christianity too. (Gal. 5:23). It takes 
real courage to control one's temper or to refrain 
from "getting even." 

The one we study about tonight set an example 
for every young person desiring to do the will oi 
God. Moses chose the reproach of Christ as great- 
er riches than the treasures of Egypt. How search- 
ing this is for us ? Would you be willing to sac- 
rifice something for Christ ? 

1. Moses a Child Born Under Bondage. 
Ex. 2:14; Heb. 11:23. 

1. The change of kings in Eigypt brought up one 
that was not a friend of Joseph and therefore not 
a friend of the Israelites. 

2. Before his time, Joseph had found favor in 
the court of Egypt. 

3. The devil threatened to destroy the Jews 
many times. 

a. The Jews were already slaves to the cruel 

b. The imale children were supposed to be 
killed at birth. 

4 Moses was born under this threat. 

2. Moses, a Youth in the Palace. Ex. 2:10; Acts 

1. God is able to over-come evil to make it work 
out for good. 

2. Mioses could not have escaped had he lived 
with his parents. However the daughter of the 
king took him to be her child. In this way the 
Lord provided a training' for Moses in the royal 

3. God showed His power in the face of obstacles 
too hi|gh and difficult for man. 

3. The Great Decision of Moses. Ex. 2:11, 12; 
Heb. 11:24-26. 

1. Moses was a man of faith and believed that 
God had greater things for him than merely the 
things of this life which pass away. 

2. He surrendered every opportunity for fame 
in Egypt to be a servant of God. 

3. Every person must make choices or decisions 
in life. The way you choose will determine your 

4. Always think far enough into the future to 
see the end of things. Moses saw that in the end 
he would be far better off by standing with the 
children of God. 

4. The Call of Moses. Ex. 3:10. 

1. After conversion, God calls saved people into 
special service. 

2. We can not tell for sure when God will call 
us ; but we do know that Moses waited 40 years. 

3. While waiting for a larger task, Moses was 
content to be busy about the ordinary things. 

4. Doing God's will is a matter of taking a step 
at a time, and doing it in His way. 

5. Moses at Sinai. Ex. 24:12-18. 

1. All of the wisdom of Egypt could not be suf- 
ficient for the needs of God's people. 

2. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wis- 

3. Moses had to put aside his own plans to lis- 
ten to God's plans and teachings. 

4. To make a profession now means we also 
come under a law. Ours is not the Old Testament 
law; but the law of the Spirit. (Rom. 8:2). 

6. Moses at Pisgah. Deut. 34:1-6. 

1. Moses could not go into the promised land 
because in his weakness lie did not carrv out God's 

2. He looked into the promised land but did not 
get in. In this way many Christians look into the 
possibilities of a joyous Christian life but do not 
enter because of some besetting sin, unbelief, dis- 
obedience or weakness. The promised land is the 
victorious life. 




1. Why did Moses turn away from Egypt and turn 
to His own people? Heb. 11:24-26. 

2. How were the ten commandments written? 
Ex. 31:18. 

3. How do we know that life consists of more 
than the abundance of things that a man pos- 
sesses? Luke 12:15. 


God's estimate of Moses is suggested further Ijy 
the following- passages : Num. 12:5-8; Heb. 3:2-5; 
Psa. 103:7; Rev. 15:3. 

The estimate of Israel after Moses' death: Deut. 

The reappearance of Moses : Matt. 17-3. 

Junior- Intermediate Topic — 

Since the first few issues of The Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald were mailed about the same time, 
and all of them carried Junior C. E. Topics, we 
suggest that this week you use one of those topics 
not heretofore studied. 


An Army in PcJestine 

(An Editorial b.y C. W. Mayes) 

A recent newspaper article states that "contin- 
gents of the Second Australian Imperial Expedi- 
tionary Force arrived today in Palestine." It is 
further stated that the military force is to streng- 
then the Allied forces now "estimated at a million 
or more men." 

There is a great revival in Palestine. It is not a 
revival of Christianity, but one of general activity. 
Onl}' a few years ago men stated frequently that 
Palestine Avas dead. Men thought that country 
would never flourish again, as it seemed there was 
nothiuig of value in that barren and desolate land. 

Recent years have revealed some most stubborn 
trends. The Dead Sea is now found to be worth 
billions. Many nations are discovering that the 
land of Palestine cannot be ignored. In fact, it is 
rapidly becoming a land g'reatly to be desired. 
Palestine is alive with activit}', both commercial 
and military. 

For those who know and believe God's Word, 
this is no surprise. Palestine, the navel of the 
earth, will yet be the world's greatest battleground. 
As the shadows of Armageddon fall across the 
world's path we can only expect that many other 
contingents of the armies of the earth will march 
into Palestine. And ultimately they will all march 
to their doom! The Lord Himself will yet reign 
from that land. "Out of Zion shall go forth the 
law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." 
(Isa. 2:3). All the armies of earth shall be crushed. 

THEY shall say peace — 

Sdme pronouns in God's Word are most reveal- 
ing. In the epistles of Paul, we refers to believers. 

They often refers to those who are without — ^thosc 
who belouig to the world and have never drunk of 
the water of life. Although they may be found in 
the professing body of believers, they are they 

The apostle wrote, "When they shall say peace 
and safety ; then sudden destruction cometh upon 
them." It is perfectly clear that they and them 
refer to those outside the salvation of Christ. Cer- 
tainly, the cries from the world of peace and safety 
are not without significance, flighty power in the 
world from the pope to the befuddled modernist 
preacher are calling, "peace ; peace," wdien there is 
no peace. We can sympathize with the millionr, 
who long for peace, but this is not God's day for 
world peace. A world which has rejected the one 
and only Prince of Peace must take the conse- 
quences. The believer who stands to declare the 
whole counsel of God on this subject is certain to 
be branded "narrow minded," "destructive to hu- 
man progress," "out of harmony with modern 
trends," or just plain "pessimistic." Well, what- 
ever we may be called, the believer must stand 
upon the proposition, "Let God be true, but every 
man a liar" (Rom. 3:4). After all, men are liars 
exept A^dien they speak in harmony with God's 

We would not be surprised to see the immediate 
future bring forth more world pleas for peace than 
the world has ever known before. We would not 
he surprised to find peace movements among men 
in religious circles which will eclipse all such past 
pleas. Yes, we want peace, but we do not cry out 
what the world wants to hear — peace and safety. 
We must cry out according to God's Word that 
peace will never come to this troubled and sorrow- 
ing- world until the Prince of Peace arrives with 
His feet on the Mount of Olives and takes His 
rightful place as King of kings and Lord of lords. 

I. M. Haldeman, D. D.:— 

"Those who know the iBible is the Word of God, I 
who know it for themselves and not another, who find i 
its verification every day in the foretold and fulfill- 
ing events that salute it as they pass, who know it 
in the deep consciousness of its power to move the ' 
soul, these dwell as in the ivory palaces of the King 
and behold His beauty in every turning. These drink 
of the Bible as of a spring of never failing spiritual 
life and strength; feed upon it as daily bread; look 
through it as through a telescope into the heaven of 
God, into that court where holiness is the fashion; 
yield themselves to it as to fingers that sweep a harp's 
strings into music ; have that spiritual sense which un- i 
erringly discerns the truth ; are unafraid of the de- : 
mands it makes ; and day by day as they read it on i 
bended knee and with obedient spirit, find it to be the 
very breath of God breathing to them in its slightest i 
terms and proving every word and the sum of it all to i 
be in very truth the Living Word of the Living God." ' 

RCH 16, 1940 


Compiled By Alan S. Pearce 

Little While 

A. little while for patient vigil-keeping, 
To face the stern — to wrestle with the strong, 

. little while to sow the seed with weeping. 
Then bind the sheaves and sing the harvest-song. 

. little while to keep the oil from failing, 
A little while faith's flickering lamp to trim, 

nd then, the Bridegroom's coming footsteps hailing. 
We'll haste to meet Him with the bridal hymn." 

—T. L. Cuyler. 

rn An Interesting Thing 
>ut God's Book 

ee liow many letters of the alphabet you can 
I in Ezra 7:21. 

sep the Men Busy" 

'r. F. A. Agar, secretary of the Northern Baptist 
'ention, stated recently that 46% of the church 
ibership is idle. He urged a mobilization of the 
sen to back up the church program. He believes 
without tasks to do the men will not maintain a 
thy relationship to the church. "Keep the men 
'" might be a good slogan. 




By T. F. Wents 

'y Pocket Book that never fails. Heb. 13:5, R.V. 
y Medicine Book full of healing. Mark 2:17. 
y Deed Book that cannot be disputed. I Pet. 
y Record Book that cannot lie. I John 5:11. 
y Account Book, always balanced. Eph. 2 :8, 
y Law Book infallible. Matt. 22:37-40. 
y Book of Rules not grievous. John 15:12. 
y Guide Book always ready. Ps. 110:105. 
y Book of Meditation. Heb. 4:12. 
y Book of Promises. I John 2:25. 
y Book of Armor. Eph. 6:10, 11. 
y Book of Truth. John 17:17. 
y Book of Grace. James 4:6. 
y Book of Construction. I Cor. 3:9-17. 
y Book of Salvation. Rom. 10:9,10. 
y Book of Power. Jer. 23:29. 
y Invincible Book. Eph. 6:17. 
y Prayer Book. The Psalms. 

Not Afraid to Confess Christ 

"Ye shall be my witnesses" (Acts 1:8). 

In one of our meetings a little tow-headed Norwe- 
gian boy stood up. He could hardly speak a word of 
English, but he got up and came to the front. He 
trembled and the tears trickled down his cheeks as 
he said, "If I tell the world about Jesus, He will tell 
the Father about me." That was all he said, but I 
tell you in those few words he said more than all the 
rest of them, young and old together. They went 
straight down into the heart of every one present. "If 
I tell the world" — yes, that's what it means to confess 
Christ. — B. L. Moody. 

Jesus and Preaching 

Jesus chose preaching as the method of extending 
the knowledge of Himself throughout the world. He 
taught His truth to a few men, and then He said, 
"Now go and tell that truth to other men." 

— Phillips Brooks. 



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joyed the new mag-azine, THE BRETHREN MIS- 
SIONARY HERALD. The four copies received 
have been read from cover to cover." — E. L. B., 

"Enclosed find check for $5. We are glad to 
have a part in this publication offering and our 
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Thou Gavest Bread from Heaven for Their Hunger 

(Neh. 9:15) 

South America is cursed with a liaptized paL;;inism which has hung- like a millstone round its 
neck for four centuries. R(nuanisni, with its hat."ed and ojjen hostilit}' to the circulation of the 
Scriptures: with Mariolatry (the worship of Mary) of the most debased character; with its traf- 
fic in indulg-ences. and its ext)rbitant charges for briTitisms and confessions, for the marriage of the 
iivin,g and the burial of the dead: with the gross and general immoralit}- of its priesthood: has 
reached a depth of ignorance, a superstition, ami hlth which can finrl no parallel in any other 
continent." — Rev. Chas. Inwood, F. R. G. S. 

A missionary in South America writes : 

"I have had the privilege of working amongst the people here for twenty years. I have found, 
and still find, that those untouched by Protestant effort are as dark and need}" as those in pagan 
lands, for the Church (jf Rome has withheld the light from them and given them stones for bread. 
These poor souls have no more 
idea of the wa_\- of salvation than 
pagans. Can there be any question 
as to whether these should have 
the Word of God given to them? 

Could not sleep for joy: 

And what wonderful terms i-; 
the ofifer made. Free ! Free ! Free ! 
Free kindness we show: free sal- 
vation we proclaim : eternal life 
for absolutely nothin,g ! "Why," 
said lone of our Roman Catholic 
converts, "I have always been 
taught that salvation MEANS 
MONEY, and penance : but you sa^- 
h is all free !" "And for three 
nights," she told the worker after- 
wards, "I could not sleep for the 
joy of that thought — that salvation 
is to he had FOR NOTHING! 

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Karre Man and Family 


By Martha S. Nicholson 

''Go ye to all the world!" And have we gone? 

Are we unruffled, knowing that the dawn 

In heathen lands means but another day begun, 

Another day without the blessed Sun 

Of righteousness and peace, another day 

When souls who have forever lost the way 

Sink deeper in the dcirk morass of sin, 

Hopeless emd lost, at last to enter in 

To an eternal night? 

Ah, God of love 
And tender pity, from Thy throne above 
Beholding them, and willing not that one 
Should ever perish. Thou didst send Thy Son, 
Who bought them with His blood ! . . . But unto us, 
To US, Thou didst entrust the glorious 
And wondrous news, and into our weak hands 
Didst place the torch to lighten heathen lands! 

Strengthen our arms, dear Lord, to hold it high! 
O ransomed of the Lord, if you and I 
Fail in this thing — "Their blood," I hear Him say, 
"Will I require of you upon that day!" 

"Go ye to all the world! lis it a TASK, 
To do for Me this one last thing I ask?" 

Vol. 2 

MARCH 23, 1940 

No. 12 



By Louts S. Bauman 


We are happy to introduce a new contributor to 
the Foreign Missionary Number of the Berthren Mis- 
sionary Herald. Mr. Gene Farrell, a member of the 
First Brethren Church of Long Beach, California, 
has written an article for us on the subject, "Into 
All The World." Brother Farrell is a young man who 
is truly devoted to his Lord. So far as we know, up 
until the writing of this brief article for the Herald 
his literary efforts have been confined to the writ- 
ing of poetry. He has a talent along this line of 
no mean order. The editor is the possessor of a 
small volume of his poems and the lines he writes 
are not only mere poetry, but every line breathes 
a message. At the close of the article that we are 
presenting in this issue will be found one of Brother 
F'arrell's poems, containing three stanzas, written 
especia^^y for the article itself. It certainly bears 
a real message that all Brethren should heed at this 
Easter time. 


One year ago the following item appeared in the 
calendar of the First Brethren Church of Whittier, 


"It is the opinion of the official board that it 
will be unwise to begin operations on the pro- 
posed Bible School unit this year. Therefore 
the official board suggests that any who have 
contributed to the building fund who desire to 
make additional gifts to our foreign mission 
offering may apply to the financial officers of 
the church for release of the amount of their 
accumulated building fund gifts. The board 
feels that the Lord will bless those who thus 
increase their gifts to foreign missions to help 
to maintain our present missionary' force on 
the field, and if possible, to send additional 
missionaries to the needy field now calling for 
the gospel. You may have your money upon 
asking for it." 

Little wonder that the Lord hath abundantly 
blessed the church of Whittier during this last year. 
How many churches in the brotherhood are there 
that would actually give those who had contributed 
to a building fund the privilege of withdrawing the 
money from that fund and placing it in a foreign 
mission offering? How many churches are there 
that would suggest a thing like that? Indeed, we 
will have to say that such a church is rare. Never- 
theless, here is a church that has put first things 
first. It is the absolute duty of every church, if we 
know the meaning of words within the gospel of our 
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to make its first busi- 
ness the giving of the gospel to every creature. We 

cannot think of anything that will bring down greater 
condemnation in the day of judgment than for a 
church to eat its bread alone. The church that 
does that may well meditate upon the picture that 
Christ drew of a certain man by the name of Dives, 
who feasted sumptuously every day and left a beggar 
die upon his doorstep, desiring the crumbs that might 
fall from his table. It is infinitely worse to deny 
a man the necessary food for his soul than it is to 
deny him bread for his body. The soul is of infin- 
itely greater worth than is the body. Christian, at 
this Easter time think it over. 


"All God requires of us," we read in a current maga- 
zine, "is good works. Therein is the entire law ot 

God." All of which is all wrong! John, the revelator, 
v/as on Patmos. From heaven itself, the voice of 
God spake to him and said: "Unto the angel of the 
church of Ephesus write: ... I know thy works, and 
thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou ... for 
My sake hast labored, and hast not fainted. Never- 
theless I have somewhat against thee, because thou 
hast left thy first love"! And when the Master 
walked the earth, a lawyer asked Him this question, 
' Master, which is the great commandment of the 
law?" Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the 
Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy 
.soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and 
great commandment." Verily, "Though I bestow all 
my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my 
body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth 
me nothing." So wrote the greatest of the apostles. 
A wife may occupy her hands from morning to night 
with good works for her husband; but, if, at night- 
fall, he comes home and finds her lacking in love, 
what then? Good as "good works" may be, there is 
something that is better — something that comes first, 
and that is love. Mary, not Martha, won the Lord's 



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jiighest approval. And, God doth know that where 
.rue love reigns, good works do follow. Works may be 
without love. Love never is without works. 


The simple gospel story is still the world's great 
ippeal. We wish to quote here a very interesting item 
rom an editorial in the January-February (1940) 
lumber of the "World Dominion." It ought to in- 
erest us in The Brethren Church. We quote: 
"Gospel preaching on the continent of Europe 
is now dominated by two Reformation 
thoughts: Luther's 'By grace alone,' and Cal- 
vin's 'The sovereignty of God.' Karl Barth, in 
Basle, discourages his students from develop- 
ing their own brilliant thought from a text, 
urging them rather to stick to the text in 
reverence and obedience. Under such influ- 
ences, continental preaching has become more 
Biblical and more dynamic, more orthodox and 
Christo-centric in its theology. 

"In Eastern Europe, preaching does not so 
much grow out of theological thinking as a 
response to Bible reading. The Bible itself has 
been, and is, the great teacher of how to preach. 
The man who reads the Bible, preaches; and 
this lay-preaching is heard all over Eastern 

"A new Bible-reading movement is spread- 
ing in the Roman Catholic Church, from Stutt- 
gart; and the Orthodox Greek priests, at their 
famous conferences at Narva, not only kissed 
the Book as a part of their services, but studied 
it with the joy of a great discovery." 
If these words mean anything, it means that the 
message of the modernist is not making an appeal 
in the dark days when the war clouds are hanging 
over Europe and when death is lurking in every 
corner. Modernism holds out little hope for a world 
that is sinking. The world begins to realize that the 
panaceas of modernism are furnishing no healing. 
After all, the only healing that this world knows and 
the only comfort that it can receive comes from the 
simple, old-fashioned gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
preached though it may be by some humble simple 
layman on a street corner. 

What a day of opportunity for The Brethren 
Church as long at it remains utterly true to its slogan, 
"The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the 
Bible." Verily, if The Brethren Church will be true 
to herself and true to God, God has raised her up 
for just such a time as this. Of all the churches in 
the world we should be most missionary in spirit. 


There was a time, in the days before the radio, 
before telegraph, before telephone, that the fate of 
Europe, and especially the fate of England, hung on 
the battle of Waterloo. On that momentous day all 
of England was under a tremendous tension, awaiting 
news from that battlefield. It had been arranged to 
transmit news by the speediest method then known 

— semaphores flashing news from station to station. 
At one of these stations, late in the day came the 
words: "Wellington defeated"! Just then, a heavy 
fog suddenly drifted in, and no more news was possi- 
ble for some time. The darkness of despair settled 
over London and over all of England. The general 
feeling was, "All is lost"! 

Then suddenly the fog lifted, as quickly as it came. 
it was found that the message had ben cut off and 
was now completed thus "the enemy." "Welling-ton 
defeated the enemy"! Despair vanished. Groaning 
gave place to shouting, and sighing gave place to 

Was there ever a day so dark as that terrible day 
when the Prince of glory hung apparently helpless 
upon the cross? The Lord of life had come to grips 
v/ith man's greatest enemy — death! His head was 
dropping down upon His bosom. The blackness of 
starless midnight settled over Jerusalem at noonday. 
The hope of the kingdom of God was expiring on the 
cross v/ith the King. "It is finished" — the host of 
wickedness was victorious! And, as that blackness 
cf midnight fell ,the news went forth, "Jesus, the 
Christ, defeated"! The demon world made merry. All 
hell held jubilee. But things are not always what 
they seem. Early on the third day fog vanished be- 
fore the rising of a glorious morning sun. Behold, the 
tomb was empty! The angel of God pointed toward 
an empty tomb and cried over the despairing world, 
"He is not here! He is risen!" And now the message 
was complete, "Jesus, the Christ, defeated the 

His "defeat" proved to be His most glorious victory! 
The cross — the weapon that seemed to be set for His 
utter destruction— suddenly became the instrument of 
His power. It is ever, and always has been, the sym- 
bol of victory. 

God is never defeated. Truth is never utterly 
crushed. Righteousness is never utterly overthrown. 
The forces of hell may shout their majorities, the 
cunning demons may boast their prowess, Satan may 
mock at "the feebleness of the saints," darkness and 
despair may all but vanish hope from the hearts of 
the faithful; but the future belongs to God! The 
fmal triumph belongs to those who, led of His Spirit, 
march with Him! And the sun is never late! In 
the set time of God, "unto you that fear My name 
shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in 
His wings" (Mai. 4:2). No matter how black the night, 
no matter how strong seem those that do evil, no 
matter how cruel are they that seem to triumph, no 
matter how unjust are they that have grasped the 
seats of power— "God reigneth!" and not one moment 
late, He will bring forth the triumph of His saints! 
•Joy Cometh in the morning!" 


In the meshes of the present turmoil that is every- 
where present in the world today — especially the tur- 
moil in which the whole religious world seems to be 
plunged — Brethren churches have only one thing to 
fear— the fear that they may loose their own souls. 


Stone, brick, mortar, every material possession — wha* 
ave they? God pity us all if ever we barter our souls 
for crumbling clay! The Bard of Avon once truly 

"Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, 

Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; 
But he that filches from me my good name 
Robs me of that which not enriches him 
And makes me poor indeed." 

We repeat: The only thing any Brethren church has 

to fear is that it may set its affections upon things 
material and lose its real soul. Let others possess 
the crumbling stuff of time. Let us never yield our 
grasp on the things that alone can eternally abide — 
faith, hope, and love! Let us never grieve the Spirit 
of the living God, that keeps us and makes us like 
the Christ. Whatever else a man may have — "If any 
man have not the spirit of Christ, he is none of His" 
— and losing Christ, he has lost all! 

On the other hand, the man who keeps the Spirit 
of the living God breathing within his breast — has 
f?ll! He shall not, cannot want! 


Mrs. W. M. Turnbull, in Alliance Weekly. 

Have you ever read the sorrow in a heathen woman's 
As you met her eye to eye amid the throng? 
She who is by sex your sister, though of different 
Have you ever wondered why she has no song? 

It will take no occult power to fathom all her secrets 
And it needs no cruel probing just to know; 
If you're filled with Christ's compassion and can weep 
with those who weep, 
All her inmost soul will then to you outflow. 

If you let Christ's love flow through you with a powei 
she can feel. 
She will follow close behind you as you go; 
And if you but turn a moment, you will meet her mute 
For a blessing that your shadow might bestow. 

Yes, she feels you bear the comfort she has sought 
for years to find. 
In the temple, where her gods sit row on row. 
And somehow your very presence breathes a balm for 
troubled mind. 
For she feels that you must understand and know. 

What I read is that her sorrow is a bondage cruel, 
And a burden stouter hearts would shun to bear, 
And a bitter pang that follows in the wake of grossest 
And a loneliness akin to dark despair. 

She's a prisoner that beats against the very bars of 
And she longs for death, yet dares not, must not die 
She is cursed with cruel curses should she be a son- 
less wife. 
And a baby daughter answer cry with cry. 

She's the common drudge of yesterday and dreads 
the cruel morrow. 
While today the weary hours drag like a chain. 
And she prays to gods all deafened to her tale of sin 
and sorrow. 
Or if they hear, are heedless of her pain. 

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She's the daughter of her mother, who before her 

trod the road. 
She's the mother of a daughter who will know 
All the depths of her own anguish, all the heavy, 

weary load. 
All the bitterness a heathen woman's woe! 

No, 'tis not a heathen woman — 'tis a piteous cap- 
tive throng. 

In the deserts, jungles, paddy fields and marts, 
In the lands that know not Jesus, lands of cruelty 
and wrong. 

Where there is no balm for wounded, aching hearts. 

Shall we let this stream flow downward in its widen- 
ing, death ward way? 
Shall we let this flood of misery hold its throng? 
We can stem the deadly current if we go and give 
and pray — 
They must join us in the glad redemption song! 

/[ARCH 2 3, 1940 


By Gene Farrell, Long Beach, Calif. 

"Now when they . . . were forbidden of the Holy 
J host to preach the word in Asia . . . they assayed 
o go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not." 

If only the Spirit of God were the prohibitor in- 
;tead of the unyielded members of Christ's body, how 
;wiftly and surely would He evangelize the entire 
vorld. Modern civilization has leveled the mountains 
md spanned the seas; every visible obstacle has been 
•emoved which would interfere with the world-wide 
lissemination of the gospel; and yet, because of the 
msurrendered state of the church, the great purpose 
)f God goes begging. 

The mission fields scream for assistance. The 
L.200,000,000 unevangelized cry aloud for the gospel, 
rhe 40,000,000 who will die in the year 1940 lift their 
roices in unison for the Savior. In answer to this 
unspeakable need, which is the heart-cry of a lost 
lumanity, doomed for that "lake of fire" which is 
;rie only recourse of justice, what excuse can we 
Dossibly offer? What plea can we conscientiously 
nake for our personal rights when such pleas as 
;hese are sounding in our ears from every side? God 
:ielp us to mingle obedience with our vision that our 
•old, calculating hearts be quickened to hot, reckless 
abandon, whereby we may repeat with Paul: "Lord, 
what wilt thou have me to do?" 

Immediately we ask such a question of the Lord 
—granted that it has originated from an uncondi- 
tional sell-out to Jesus Christ and His demands — we 
lelease into our lives the flood tide of His purpose. He 
is able then to make known unto us the mystery of 
Bis will. Whereas we formerly moved through tor- 
turous days of indecision and doubt, now we fare 
forth in certainty, having the witness of the indwell- 
ing Spirit. Completely yielded, the Spirit of God can 
claim His blessed prerogative, and can lead us, via 
a closed or opened door, in those paths of service 
which will count for eternity. 

A Simple Test 

We can generally tell how fully we are yielded to 
God's call when the probabilities of His demands are 
given a personal application. If we begin to hedge, 
and to search our minds for plausible excuses, then 
"/e may know how truly subservient we are to His, 
"Go ye ... ." But if we can look each eventuality 
"straight in the eye," and flinch not as we say, 'Here 
am I, send me" — then we may know that our disciple- 
ihip is real, and we can assure ourselves before God 
and men, "having a good conscience." 

It is then, with all personal prohibitions out of the 
way, that the Spirit of God can enforce His prohibi- 
tions, and lead us, with much assurance, into our 
place of service. We all have our little niche and only 
God can find it for us. No amount of mental exercise 
can get us there. We cannot philosophize our way 
through. We cannot let go of a little and expect a 
lot; neither can we let go of much and expect all. The 
solution to a spiritual muddle calls for one thing, com- 
plete committal — then, of a sudden, the path looms 

ahead like a ray of sunlight. A little grief and then 
all is forgotten in the wonder of His "good, and ac- 
ceptable, and perfect will." We realize then that the 
demands of God are not cruel, but are rather the 
means whereby fractious children are led into the 
paths of peace. 

The Spirit of God could lead Paul and Silas into Mac- 
edonia because they had first faced the possibility of 
Asia and Mithynia. As each of these doors were 
lightly bolted and barred, they promptly fronted the 
next eventuality: Troas. Here the Spirit of God gave 
full justification to the previous thwartings, as a 
vision of the Mecedonian need appeared to Paul in 
the night. "Therefore," as reads the account in Acts, 
"Loosing from Troas, we came to ... . Phillipi"; and 
we have but to open to the Phillipian epistle to deter- 
mine the wisdom of the Spirit's leading and the great 
work for the Lord which was wrought there. 

The Spirit of the living God has a place for us all 
in God's evangelican scheme; and He will as swiftly 
lead us to it as we will seek to be led. His guidance 
is conditional upon our surrender. "If any man will 
do ... he shall know ..." We must be careful, how- 
ever, to surrender to an all-wise God rather than our 
inental conception of His wisdom or preconceived 
notion of His plan. This is the natural man's most 
subtle way of deceiving his conscience that his obe- 
dience cost him the least possible pain. "Where He 
leads me, I will follow," is the true prayer; not, "Where 

go. He will sanction." 

God Knows Our Field 

We have to admit that only He knows our place, 
whether it is the heart of Africa, or the neighborhood 
■ n which we live. Only as He leads can we assure our 
hearts. The call is to the "uttermost part of the 
earth." "Go ye into all the world, and preach the 
gospel to every creature." It has been truthfully said 
that no one has a right to hear the gospel twice until 
everyone has heard it once. The unevangelized fields 
are, therefore, our first concern. If we are "forbid- 
den of the Holy Ghost" to go to these fields in the 
body, let us not be discouraged. The Spirit wants us 
elsewhere. It may be His will that we "go" as inter- 
cessors — fervent, persevering prayer-warriors, swaying 
the world with our petitions in His name. It may be 
His will that we "go" with our substance, "Being en- 
riched in everything to all liberality" (R. V.), As long 
as our hearts are there, that is the chief concern. We 
can "go" without going. We can remain without re- 


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Oh the tragedy oi the still unevangelized millions: 

Three hundred millions still in the befogging maze 
of superstition-ridden Confucianism and demon-rid- 
den Taoism. 

210,000,000 still steeped in the grovelling idolatry 
of Hinduism. 
" 130,000,000 still crowding the temples of Buddha. 

220,000,000 still in the ugly grip of sensual, loveless, 
woman-degi'ading, heart-hardening Mohammedan- 

25,000,000 still debasing themselves in the shrines of 

158.000,000 still groping in the unrelieved darkness 
and crass superstition of Animism. 

270,000,000 shadowed beneath the sinister cloak of 
Rome, with its Mariolatry, its saint-worship, its ma- 
gic ritual of the mass in which God is carried aloft 
as a piece of bread, its false doctrine of purgatory, its 
abominable confessionals and its many other deceiv- 
ing teachings and ceremonials. 

12,000,000 Jews .still turning their back on Him who 
is indeed the "Light to lighten the Gentiles, and the 
Glory of God's people, Israel"! 

Oh the tragedy of the still unevangelized millions! 

Think of it; over 1,600,000,000 human beings on 
earth today; with moral accountability, intellectual 
activity, and immortal destiny — a mighty host march- 
ing to the grace and to a vast beyond. For their pres- 
ent and eternal happiness do we spare merely a pass- 
ing or a passive thought? How amazingly unconcern- 
ed many of us are! Over 1,000,000,000 of the world's 
twentieth century population are non-Christians! Of 
the approximately 500,000,000 in so-called Christen- 
dom, including the millions of Roman Catholics and 



of poor heathen sounds in my ear, and moves 
my heart; and I try to measure, as God helps 
me, something of their blank misery, something 
of their despair. OH, THINK OF THESE NEEDS! 
I say again, they are ocean-depths; and be- 
loved, in my Master's name, I want you to mea- 
sure them, I want you to think earnestly about 
them, I want you to look at them, until they 
appall you, until you cannot sleep, until you 
cannot criticise. 


those of the Greek and Eastern churches, how many 
are merely nominal Christians, hypocrites, heretics, 
reprobates, unregenerate and spiritually unenlight- 

Missionaries are said to number in Africa, only one 
to every 80,000; in Korea, one to every 120,000; in 
Japan, one to every 170,000; in Indian, one to every 
220,000; in China, one to every 470,000. It is said that, 
at the present rate of missionary progress, 80,000,000 
negroes are beyond all prospect of hearing the gospel 
in their lifetime. 

Look on the fields waiting to be reaped for Christ! 

While the modern churches delay, unrelenting 
death — that other reaper with his wide unsparing 
scythe — lays millions low at a turn. 90,000 die each 
day and 60 every minute. 

It is time for Christian action in Christian mis- 

— From ■Christian Action. 

An afflicted (Yawe) African mother and her children, waiting for 
"The Good News" for body and soul. (A common sight in .Africa). 

To the right — Miss Elizabeth Tyson, on duty. 

MARCH 2 3, 1940 


The dismay expressed by Sir Robert Borden, a former 
Prime Minister of Canada, on his return from Geneva, 
at the apatliy of the League of Nations regarding 
the slave traffic, will be echoed by every right-think- 
ing person throughout the Dominion. Sir Robert was 
Chairman of the Sixth Committee, which took under 
consideration (among other matters), that of slavery. 
In an address at Ottawa he said: 

"I was astonished and dismayed to learn that 
at least 5,000,000 human beings are still in a 
condition of bondage, practically all of them 
in Africa," Sir Robert said. "It was disap- 
pointing to observe the apathetic indifference 
manifested by some of the States directly con- 
cerned. The plea was put forward, as in the 
past, that under tribal conditions in Africa the 
institution of slavery has prevailed for cen- 
turies, that the immediate liberation of slaves 
unaccustomed to individual effort would leave 
them destitute and utterly helpless, that their 
treatment is, on the whole, fairly humane, and 
that the creation of a commission to advance 
their liberation was inadvisable. This plea 
would point to almost indefinite postponement. 
To my regret, it so far prevailed as to postpone 
action until the next Assembly." 

It is regrettable indeed that the League of Nations 
should further temporize with the hideous traffic of 
slavery. It may not be able to wipe it out at a stroke, 
but at least the League should set its face like a flint 
against this evil and do all in its power to hasten the 
day when no man may buy, sell or traffic in the bodies 
and souls of his fellow-men. Britain of all nations 
should be the last to countenance this trade. It was 
to help abolish the slave traffic that Livingstone gave 
thirty years of his life in Africa; and his last writ- 
ten words, that are now carved in stone in West- 
minster Abbey, were a prayer for the abolition of the 
desolating traffic: 

"All I can add in my solitude is this: May Heaven's 
richest blessing come down on everyone — American, 
English or Turk — who will help to heal this open sore 
of the world." 

While 5,000,000 slaves still exist, the "open sore" is 
yet far from being healed. — Ex. 


"H. A. B." in Gospel Messenger 

In area the continent of Africa is about one and 
one-half times as large as North America. It con- 
tains 11,500,000 square miles of territory and has a 
population of approximately 160,000,000. The lower 
portions of the Nile valley were the seat of man's 
oldest advanced civilization. The upper reaches of 
the Congo basin shelter some of the last representa- 
tives of primitive men. Here is the Alpha and Omega 
against the continents. 

Active interest in Africa in modern times dates 
from a little more than 60 years ago. It was around 
1875, or 10 years after the close of the American Civil 
War, that the European powers began in earnest their 
scramble for some share in Africa. Britain, France 
and Portugal were first on the ground and today con- 
trol the best of Africa, except the Belgian Congo. 
Germany and Italy came late and have been in the 
process of gaining or losing what was left. 

The continent was won for white control through 
various forms of taking what was wanted. Here is 
a sample in the case of the Mediterranean littoral. 
'In 1881 a French army entered Tunisia, and com- 
pelled the bey to sign a treaty placing the country 
under French protection. The Sultan of Turkey 
formally protested against his invasion of Ottoman 
rights, but the great powers took no action, and 
France was left in the undisturbed possession of her 
newly acquired territory." 

James S. Gribble, our Pioneer Missionary, telling "the 
Affair of God" to Chief Nakouine, Baya tribe, back 
in 1922. 



— from the African Field Treasurer 

(Note. — A year ago, the African Field Council reiiuested that no 
further appeals be made for The African Evangelists Fund, inasmuch 
as they felt that the native African church should be taught to 
support this work. Therefore, we published to the church at home 
this request, and gifts for that purpose have practically ceased. 
We are in full sympathy with the idea of the missionaries on this 
point. However, the missionaries have other great need for special 
funds — work that should greatly appeal to those in the homeland, 
whether individuals or auxiliary organizations of the church — and 
those who so desire may make their offerings for these special pur- 
poses, if they desire. Doing so will give them direct contact with 
the field. 

We are publishing in full a letter we have just received from 
J. P. Kliever, African Field Treasurer, representing the advice of 
the African Field Council, of course. We publish it in full below. 
We shall be glad to receive from individual or church organization, 
funds for either of the following purposes as set forth in the Kliever 
communication: Chapel Visitation Fund, and African Bible Conference 
Fund. For the former, any amount can be sent. For the latter, 
$25.00 should be sent. The reading of the letters from our mis- 
sionaries cannot help but reveal the tremendous need of both. The 
sheep must be shepherded. When once they accept Christ as 
their Savior after an appeal of an itinerating missionary, they must 
not be left to perish for want of care. — L. S. B.) 

Bekora, F.E. Africa, Dec. 25, 1939 
Dear Brother Bauman: 

Last year a letter was written with the purpose of 
diverting the funds coming in to support evangelists 
on the field, to another channel, which we as a group 
of missionaries thought would bring greater glory 
and a wider testimony to the gospel in this field. 

As you no doubt know, we are aiming at a self- 
.supporting, self-propogating native church. The argu- 
ments in favor of this, in my mind at least, stand, 
with hardly anything but weak and tottering words 
trying to shake them. Paul never asked the home 
church at Jerusalem to support the churches he 
founded. It was really the other way around — they 
helped support the Jerusalem church. I know circum- 
.•5tances were somewhat different than they were here 
formerly; but now things are changing, and we are 
glad to be able to solicit that which we believe for 
the best good of the native church in Africa. 

This letter is to give information especially to those 
that were so faithfully supporting the evangelists' 
fund. Since "it is more blessed to give than to receive," 
we would be robbing the native church of a blessinij 
by taking this right and privilege of supporting her 
own evangelists and pastors. But there is another 
channel into which funds placed there would do great 
things in training evangelists, in encouraging those 
already in service, and strengthening the church in 
general. And it is with this thought in mind that we 
make the following suggestions. 

We do not desire that money which would ordinarily 
be given to the general fund, or any other special 
fund, should be diverted into this; but that this might 
iirst of all be seen as the means to give help, by those 
who were so faithful to the evangelists' fund and 
\vould rather give to some direct method of evangel- 
ization. Then also, we hope that others who are as 
yet not giving might be inspired to give to this work, 
the evengelizing of Africa. 

Our program for this fund would be two-fold. The 
first, which is a minor expense, but at the same time 

brings great blessing and help to native and mission- 
ary alike, is what is generally called "chapel visita- 
tion." To get to many of these chapel points involves 
an automobile trip; and gas is much higher here than 
in U.S.A. Some hapels are so situated that on one 
trip care could be given to several chapels. On other 
loads, one could go a long way and take care of sev- 
ral chapels. Thus you see, the care of a chapel varies 
as to cost, when averaging up the number of chapels 
on a road, with the distance required to visit them. 
These averages would range somewhat from $2.50 to 
$10.00 per chapel and if some one is interested in a 
particular group or chapel, we could give the exact 
cost of visiting it, say about four times a year. Oi- 
if some one would like to give a certain sum to this 
"chapel visitation," we could tell him which chapeLs 
his gift is supplying with missionary visitations. 

These visits woud be to teach the members there, 
to fellowship with the chapel worker, building him 
up in the Lord, and also to instruct, admonish and 
encourage the work there. 

The second of these projects would be the supplying 
of necessary funds to hold Bible conferences at dif- 
ferent station and chapel points. This is different 
from the former, in that, instead of one missionary 
and a native evangelist making the visit to a chapel 
or conference point, it would be several missionaries 
getting together, and with a group of several native 
workers, conducting a Bible conference, very much 
on the same order as we have them at home, the whole 
cnurch, the workers and teachers profiting thereby. 

Here again we would have to strike an average, as 
missionaries live on different stations at differing 
distances; and thus the cost of meeting together in 
conference at these points varies. It would seem that 
ihe sum of $25.00 would give a conference at a place, 
bringing in two missionaries for this purpose. Some 
may cost less, and others a little more. These con- 
ferences would prove to be a wonderful time of giving 
out the Word, and encouraging of the native to go out 
to witness to his fellows who as yet do not believe. 
No one can reach the native as well as the native him- 
!;elf, and thus this would be a first class piece of work 
:n bringing about a witness for the gospel here. 

If there are those who would be interested, and 
would want a definite conference or chapel to care 
for in this manner, a picture could be sent of the 
chapel, the group, the conference center, etc., and a 
report made as to meetings held, and work accom- 

As I have said before, we have no interest in direct- 
ing present incoming funds into these channels. We 
tire concerned about those who might feel that they 
have no place to give, since there is no more encour- 
agement to support native evengelists directly, and 
also those who as yet have not a keen desire to help 
in the work here, and would be inspired by such a 

Trusting that the Lord will lay upon many hearts 
the burden of making known the gospel to the Afri- 
cans, I remain as ever, your co-worker, but in this 
part of the Master's field. 

J. P. Kliever 

African Field Treasurer. 

MARCH 2 3, 1940 


By Robert S. Williams 

Acording to the best authorities, I was born "in 
Appanoose County, Iowa, near Udel, in the little 
yellow house." According to same authority, it was 
a hot day in mid-July, 1907, and there was not a bit 
of fire in the house at the time. I was the third 
member in a family of four children. When the 
fourth member (now Rev. Russel Williams) was about 
five months old, we left Iowa and moved to Jefferson 
County, Kansas, near the town of McLouth. It was 
there that I spent most of the next twenty-three 

l\Iy father was not privileged to enjoy the new home 
In Kansas very long. We had been there just about 
a year when he was taken by death. He left us a 
^ood name, a mortgage on the farm, and a Godly 
mother, which is really a rich heritage after all. In 
that hour, when the earthly support was taken away, 
mother looked to God for help, and the Heavenly 
I'ather was called upon to fill the vacancy left by the 
earthly father. He did not fail. She raised both the 
children and the mortgage by His help. 

I started to school in a little one-room country 
scohol house, and from there went to the rural high 
school in town. It became necessary for me to stay 
out of school for a few years during and after high 
school, so that I was in my twenty-first year before 
my college career began. That career, if such it 
might be called, consisted in two years and a summer 
at Ashland College, with a year at Kansas State 
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By Mrs. Robert Williams 

It was on an Easter Sunday, April 15, 1906, that 1 
came to live in the home of my parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. William Deisch, who lived on a farm in north 
central Indiana. There I grew up, having two sisters 
and four brothers for my playmates. We received 
our grammar school education in a one-room red 
brick schoolhouse. We took our high school work 
in the consolidated school at Bunker Hill. The year 
following my graduation I spent at home. The fol- 
lowing spring, I secured work in a cream station, 
where I was able to make enough money to start to 
school in Ashland College in the fall. When Septem- 
ber came, I turned my work over to my sister and 
started for Ashland, Ohio. 

I spent four happy and profitable years at Ashland 
They were hard in the sense that I worked most of 
my way in addition to going to school; but, I am 
glad for the experience of those years. 

In January, '32, I entered the nurses' training school 
at the Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, and grad- 
uated in June of '34. I was very fortunate to be 
able to take the state board examination, which en- 
titled me to become a registered nurse, two weeks 
before my graduation. In July of that same year, 
I took upon myself the responsibilities of a preacher's 
wife. After we were married, we started at once for 
Harrah, Washington, where my husband had ac- 
cepted a call to the pastorate of the Brethren Church. 

We spent three years in Harrah and learned to 
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We are presenting here the life sketches of Brother 
and Sister Robert S. Williams who will be leaving 
for Africa as soon as transportation can be secured 
on or after the ninth of May. These two fine people 
are splendidly equipped for service in Africa, and we 
are sure they will make ideal missionaries. 

They expect to be in the party in which some of 
our furloughed missionaries will be returning to the 
field. Miss Ruth Snyder of Conemaugh, Pennsyl- 
\ania, will probably be going forth in this same party. 
We are sorry that we have not yet received the life 
sketch and picture of our Sister Snyder, but it will 
be published in a later issue. 

It will be of interest to all those interested in our 
missionaries to know that Miss Grace Byron has made 
marvelous physical improvement during her winter 
:n California, where she has had the best medical 
attention and care. She seems to be her own normal 
self again. All the missionaries will be glad to know 
this, for Miss Byron is a most valuable asset to our 
work on the African field. 

It may not be amiss for us to say to the friends 

of Brother and Sister Williams that gifts at this time 
-oward their outfit will be gifts that the Lord will 
.ibimdantly bless. It is absolutely necessary for them 
to take many things with them to the field in the 
shape of clothing, bedding, furniture, dishes, etc., 
etc etc. An African missionary's first outfit, at a 
low estimate, runs in the neighborhood of $500; and, 
more than that could be handily used. At least, we 
ask those especially interested in the going forth of 
these two good people to pray that in some way the 
Lord will provide for this special outfit. 

The Foreign Board always pays for the transporta- 
tion of the outfit; but it has been a custom among 
our missionaries for them to look to the Lord Him- 
self for the outfit itself. Brother Gribble, our pioneer 
missionary, always insisted that the provision of the 
outfit was an evidence that the Lord had called. The 
Board has not wholly accepted the idea of Brother 
Gribble. Nevertheless, if the Lord provides the out- 
fit for these two good folks we shall rejoice and be- 
lieve it to be an evidence of the Lord's favor upon 

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University sandwiched in between. That did not 
complete my course, and various problems which 
aiose about that time made it seem advisable for me 
to quit school for the time at least. I have never 
gotten back. 

"Born Again" in 1917 

I was born spiritually in the spring of 1917. I well 
remember being in church one evening during an 
evangelistic campaign in our church. When the in- 
vitation v/as given, I longed to get up and walk 
down the aisle and confess Christ as my Savior, bu:; 
hesitated to do so without consulting with Mother. 
The next day, I asked her if she cared if I went 
forward; and, of course she assured me that she 
certainly did not care — that nothing would please her 
better than for me to become a Christian. 

I went forward the next night; and, a few weeks 
later on a bright spring day, I went down into the 
baptismal waters. As I look back on this occasion, 
the question might arise as to whether I really was 
born again at this time. Certain it is that my 
knowledge was very scant. I did not begin to have 
the knowledge that I was capable of receiving at 
that age. But, praise God, salvation is by faith and 
not by knowledge. I became a new person in Christ 
that day, and through that new spiritual perception, 
the knowledge is constantly being added. 

The birth of my interest in African mission work 
did not come until college days. 

It seems that in the back of my mind, there was, 
almost from the hour of conversion, the idea that the 
Lord wanted me for a minister. This fact was mani- 
fest in our play. It was a favorite pastime of my 
younger brother and myself to imagine ourselves 
going into unchristian communities and preaching 

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love the people and the work among them very much. 
Those of you who have been through your first 
pastorate, will realize what the people had to put up 
with. However, we believe the Lord called us there, 
and blessed our efforts for Him. 

Attend Grace Seminary 

In the fall of '37, we came back to Akron, Ohio, to 
enter Grace Theological Seminary. We were unable 
to attend the second semester of that term as we were 
called to Kansas on account of the serious illness of 
my husband's mother. We attended Grace Seminary 
the term of '38 '39. The summer of '39 we spent 
among the hills of West Virginia in the city of Graf- 
ton, and preached at our Brethren Church there. 
Again, last fall we entered Grace Seminary, only 
this time at Winona Lake, Indiana. 

I surely want to praise the Lord for the privilege 
I have had in attending Grace Seminary. I have 
learned to know and to realize more fully the won- 
derful grace of God. I want to bear my testimony 
here to the marvelous leading and provision of our 
Lord in the past few years of our ministry for Him. 
He has never failed us; but we have failed Him so 
many times. 

As a child I never had the privilege of attending 
Sunday School and church. I accepted the Lord 
Jesus Christ as my saviour, at the age of 15 years. 
It was on a New Year's morning (New Year's coming 
on a Sunday that year) during revival services at 
the Loree Brethren Church, under the ministry and 
p'-eaching of Rev. C. A. Stewart. This New Year's 
morning was a happy occasion for our family, for 
my mother and father and one sister as well as my- 
self came to the Lord that day. I spent the first 
live years of my Christian life under the ministry 
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MARCH 2 3, 1940 

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and leading many people to Christ. A little later 1 
found an old application blank for admission into 
Ashland College. I filled it out and gave as m.y 
chosen vocation "the ministry." My fun-loving older 
brother teased me about that. He told me, if I ever 
expected to be a minister I would have to change 
a lot; that, I would have to be a lot better. I was 
rather shy and self-conscious in those days; and, 
perhaps his words went deeper than he ever real- 
ized. At least I was lead to do considerable medita- 
tion on my own unworthiness for such a high call- 

Active in C. E. Work 

During my later teen years, I took quite an active 
part in Christian Endeavor. It was my privilege at 
that time to attend a number of Christian Endeavor 
Conventions. These were not especially educational, 
but they were inspirational and encouraged me in 
my chosen vocation. I taught a boy's Sunday School 
class for some time, and served as Sunday School 
tjuperintendent for a year or two just before I went 
to college. 

The next definite step of importance was taken in 
the fall of 1928, when I left home to attend Ashland 
College. It was there that my interest in Africa was 
born. Up to that time, I had not been subject to 
any missionary influence. I had not been fed the 
truths that would encourage missionary zeal. Of 
course, I knew that the Scripture laid the respons- 
ibility of evangelizing the unsaved upon those of us 
who had heard; but, it never seemed to occur to me 
that God might be looking to me personally to give 
myself to Him for the foreign field. In Ashland, my 
association with consecrated young people who had 
volunteered for Africa, and were vitally in touch 
with our mission work; the evangelistic and mis- 
sionary influence of the Gospel Team; the occasional 
meeting with missionaries on furlough, all worked 
together to turn my heart to Africa. With one possi- 
ble exception, Africa has been my goal and aim ever 

The "exception" was a period of about three years, 
which I spent at home on the farm. It became 
necessary for me to quit school; and the way did not 
seem to open for me to return. I began to question 
whether I had heard my call aright after all. Per- 
haps God aimed for me to plow corn instead of 
preach Christ. The Lord answered this question for 
me very definitely in the spring of 1934, by calling me 
to pastor His flock at Harrah, Washington. 

Joy In Ministry 

It was during my third year in college that the 
Lord lead me into the company of the one who has 
become my life partner. We had known each other 
before, but perhaps we began to see each other differ- 
ently about that time. She also was a volunter for 
Africa as a missionary nurse. During the years that 
I was at home on the farm, she was in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, taking her nurse's training. Somehow it hap- 
pened (?) that the call to the Harrah Church came 
in the spring, just when she was due to take her 
state board examination and graduate. We were 

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of Brother and Sister Stewart. I praise the Lord 
for that period of Christian training in my life. 

Seeks Lord's Will 

The only motive I have in seeking missionary ap- 
pointment is that I know that God has called me to 
work for Him in Africa. At one time there might 
have been some appeal from romance; but, not so 
now. I am made to realize more and more what it is 
going to mean to give up home and loved ones here, 
perhaps never to see some of them again in this life. 
God's grace is sufficient. I want to do my Lord's 
will, and I feel that His will is that I should preach 
and teach the Lord Jesus Christ to the black people 
in Africa. 

I believe that God was calling me when I was yet 
but a small child. One time, before I knew what it 
even meant to be a Christian, I heard Dr. Gribble 
speak. I cannot remember anything that she said, 
only that I remember that she gave a call for volun- 
teers who would go to Africa as missionaries. No one 
v/ould answer that call. I well remember how I 
v/anted to answer that call; but, I reasoned with 
myself: "I am too small. I cannot do anything." 

This one thing has remained clearer in my memory 
than anything that happened in my childhood. It 
was not until after I finished high school that the 
possibility of actually giving my life for missionary 
service came to my mind. I wanted to be a nurse. 
How could I be a nurse and a missionary at the same 
time? It was some little time before I realized that 
the two went together; and, then I knew what God 
v/anted me to do. All along the way He has lead 
and made it possible for me to go through college, 
nurse's training, and to Grace Seminary; and, has 
given me a husband whose mind and heart is fixed 
on Africa. 

My heart is filled with joy to know that at last the 
way is being opened for us to go to the African 
Mission Field. It is because of nothing that we have 
done but all is of the marvelous grace of our Hea- 
venly Father. To Him be all praise and glory! 

married the tenth of July, and began our ministry 
in Harrah the last of that month. We spent three 
happy years there. Sometimes we wonder who pro- 
fited the most from the ministry — the people or the 
pastor. But though we were insufficient, the Lord 
v/as sufficient. He called us there and He prospered 
our ministry. 

But the Lord had called us to Africa. And although 
we were enjoying our work there, that call seemed 
to sound constantly louder in our ears. Along witn 
that call came a growing desire for better prepara- 
tion for the Lord's work. With a view to doing our 
part to fulfill both of these purposes, we closed our 
pastorate and came east to attend Grace Seminary. 
We have now enjoyed for two years and a half, the 
rich spiritual blessing and inspiration of that insti- 
tution, for which we praise the Lord. 

It is with joy and thanksgiving to the Lord that 
v/e are seeing our prayers and hopes and dreams 
about to be fulfilled. 



(Note:— Two installments of "Bouca News Flashe 
sented in this issue. War conditions have mad. 
Africa very uncertain, and sometimes letters ma 
four weeks apart arrive at the editorial office on 
L. S. B.) 

iled from two to 
the same day. — 

By Mrs. Joseph H. Foster, Boura, par Bangui ^ 

After two months of silence, we believe we can re- 
sume our "Bouca News Flashes" again and that they 
will reach the homeland safely. 

We praise the Lord for the blessings that have 
been ours during these two months. It is true that 
trials always bring blessings; and this has been more 
Than true in our native church, as well as among 
the unbelieving. It would seem that the uncertainty 
of the times in which we live, and through which we 
are passing, is causing some to think more seriously 
upon eternal realities than they had hitherto. On 
the other hand, many are living the same careless 
lives that they have been accustomed to. 

We met with new experiences every week, and we 
wonder sometimes where the people get all their ideas. 


One of the working men who had two wives recently 
accepted the gospel of our Lord and Saviour. He gave 
up one of his wives, but wants his brother, who is in 
prison in Bangui, to have her. She, too, is a Chris- 
tian. Therefore my husband asked him if his brother 
is a Christian. He replied, "Why of course he is a 
Christian. Isn't his name Gabriel?" This was a new 
one. We have heard of many ways that people have 
devised to be saved, but, to have their Christianity 
based on any name other than that of our Lord is a 
new trick of the enemy. We wonder whether any- 
one in America might be living under the same delu- 


Last Sunday one of the Christians and his wife 
arose during the church service to give a testimony 
for God's faithfulness in answering prayer. The wife 
carried a wee babe in her arms. The husband, ad- 
dressing the church said: "You all know me. You 
know that I was a big sinner before I accepted the 
Lord as my Savior. I took this woman as my wife 
three years ago. After two years had passed and she 
had no children, my brother insisted that I should 
send her away and get some one else. But she, too, 
had become a Christian and was baptized a year ago. 
Therefore I could not send her away. We both prayed 
that God would give us children, because we were 
told that God would hear us and answer us, if we 
prayed and believed. I want you to know that God 
heard us, and has answered us, and have given us 
this gift that you see in my wife's arms. We want to 
tell you that the God of heaven is real and has 
power to do for His children whatsoever they ask." 

We were asked to name the little fellow. Remem- 
bering that long ago there was a woman who prayed 
for a child, and that God heard and answered her, 
v/e named him Samuel, even as Hannah named her 

wee one. We pray God will make him as great a 
servant of His, of our Lord tarry, as Samuel was of 
old. It pays to pray. 


Not many months ago we told you of two "big 
m.edicine" women, who accepted the Lord as their 
Savior. Perhaps you will remember that we spoke 
of the one having difficulty in giving up her pipe. 
Last week when we visited one of the bush chapeLs, 
we saw this very same child of God; but oh, how 
changed! From mastoiditis which was uncared for, 
the infection went through her whole body. She is 
a mass of putrifying sores from her head to her feet. 
She is passing through a regular Job's experience. 
Her frail body is so wasted that she is nothing more 
than a skeleton with wrinkled skin drawn over it. 
She is very, very near the end of this life. Then she 
will have a glorious entrance into the presence of 
her Lord. She answered the "inward call" about a 
year ago. She will soon answer the "up-call." All 
during her great affliction she has been faithful to 
her Lord and Savior. 


Some time ago one of our native workers returned 
from the preaching tour and said, "In one village I 
preached to one sack of people." In order to under- 
stand this system of counting it is necessary to know 
something of the French method used in the colonies 
to designate the amount of taxes that a chief is ex- 
pected to pay for his people, or more correctly, to 
gather from his people. The government uses bur- 
lap sacks which hold 1,001 franc pieces or its equal- 
iiy. When they have counted the people in a certain 
village the official tells the chief that he will be ex- 
pected to pay one or two sacks of money as the case 
may be. Our woiker evidently reasoned that if this 
method works for money, why not for people. You 
v'ill readily see that we do not yet have a highly 
educated ministry; at least not as far as the things 
of this life are concerned. 


1. Pray that we may have great wisdom in 
teaching the Christians the Word of God, 
and that God will guide us in the New Year 
in selecting some of our leaders to send them 
to Bible School. 

2. Pray that all who have confessed the Lord 
as their Savior will be true to Him, and that 
they will live separated lives. 

3. Pray that the many, many who are confess- 
ing Him may be sincere. We fear for those 
who are only professors, and once they think 
they are saved, whether they were sincere 
or not. Many do not yet distinguish between 
the mouth and the heart confession. 

4. We pray God's richest blessings upon all of 
you in the homeland. May you all be greatly 
used of Him while it is day. The night is 
near at hand! 

.MARCH 2 3, 1940 


' By Mrs. Joseph H. Foster, Bouca. 

This morning everytliing about us seems so quiet 
and peaceful, that we are reminded of the words of 
I that great and wise Icing of old, when he wrote the 
i following by the direction of the Holy Spirit: "The 
flowers appear on the earth: the time of the singing 
of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard 
in our land; the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, 
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. 
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away!" What 
a beautiful picture and resurrection is shown to us 
in those heavenly words! 

We hear the birds chirping and fluttering about in 
the trees. Mate seems to be be calling to mate. They 
seem to be hunting about for the best branch upon 
which to build their nest; in which they will raise 
their young feathery family. "The fig tree is putting 
forth her green figs," and the birds are eating them 
before they have time to ripen. Of course they are 
wild, but the birds don't seem to know the difference. 
(We have often wondered what would happen if we 
ever tried to grow tame ones ! ) We are reminded in 
every way that spring is drawing nigh. Oh, that we 
might hear the voice of our Beloved say; "Arise, My 
love. My fair one, and come away." Springtime seems 
such an opportune time for the resurrection of the 
believing dead, and the translation of the living 
saints. "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." 


We left Bouca early the morning of Nov. 27 for 
Bellevue; and arrived there about 4:00 p. m. Then 
we all left Bellvue Nov. 29 to wend our way to Bas- 
sai for our annual Field Council meeting. .All went 
well and by noon we were "steaming" up the Bozoum 
mountain to the mission site. Our friends there had 
prepared hot coffee and tea; so with what they had 
prepared and we had brought, we were soon in the 
process of satisfying that empty feeling that we had 
acquired on the way After a few hours rest, and the 
beat of the day had passed; we and the Bozoum 
folks continued our journey to Bassai. How good it 
was to be able to think and talk "white" for two whole 
weeks! How good to hear the experiences of our 
fellow-workers as each related some incident or other 
that had occurred during the long interval; for a 
whole year had passed since we had seen some of 
them. Perhaps some of you wonder why we do not 
visit each other occasionally. Answer: the high cost 
of gas, and the abundance of work that rests upon 
each of us, forbids any unnecessary traveling. 

Our conference was a feast of good things through- 
out, and we enjoyed wonderful fellowship with each 
other the entire two weeks. We had wonderful mes- 
sages from the V/ord, and great blessings during the 
hours of prayer. We all felt greatly strengthened and 
encouraged to face the many difficulties that con- 
front all of us in our service for the Lord. 

After conference we spent two more precious weeks 
with Brother and Sister Jobson at Bozoum. We had 
planned on an enjoyable Christmas Day together 

with Misses Meyers and Crawford; but a few days be- 
for Christmas I had to get sick, so that day and a 
lew more were spent in bed. However, the blessings 
of the Lord rested upon us, so that we were able to 
leave for home a few days after Christmas. We spent 
one day with the Bellevue folks, and arrived home 
safely about noon of Dec. 30. 


During our absence all the catechist children had 
vacation. It seems they enjoy classes far more than 
vacation. They are greatly interested in their books, 
paper and pencils; but perhaps the most attractive 
thing about classes are the recess minutes, when they 
kick about the old, scarred, pock marked, heavy rub- 
ber ball. It has given them almost two years of daily 
joy such as village children never have the privilege 
of indulging in. Play is one of the normal occupa- 
tions of every child; but oh, how few African children 
ever really play. 


If the Lord wills, we hope to place several workers 
in villages this year to teach the people to read, and 
hold services for them. Pray that the Lord will lead 
us. and that He will call out those whom He would 
have to do this important work. We would like to 
answer the call of at least four chiefs, who are asking 
for workers to be sent to them. We praise the Lord 
for those who have already volunteered to answer 
these calls. They are wiling to go without the prom- 
ise of any regular income, but to make their gardens 
and trust the Lord for their support. We are praying 
for an indigenous church, and our people are pleased 
with the idea. 


1. Pray that more adults will be interested to 
learn to read the Word. 

2. Pray for the children who attend classes 
that they will want to prepare to serve the 
Lord when they have the proper training. 

3. Pray that we may soon be able to be per- 
manently located here at Bouca. 

Faithfulness In The Will of God 

Adoniram Judson once said^ "I do not know that I 
shall live to see a single convert, but I will not leave my 
present field of labor to be made king of the greatest 
empire on earth." 

The Cross At Cut Price 

"There are some who would have Christ cheap. They 
would liave Him without the cross. But the price will 
not come down." — Rutherford. 

A Great Economist's Testimony 

Roger W. Babson says, "I believe in Christian